Coaches and school staff will take additional safety measures at all schools, whether students are injured on the playground, in the gym or on the football field. The move comes after Voice of San Diego revealed a JV football player at La Jolla High suffered a serious brain injury on the field.
The district’s numbers showing which schools enroll the most neighborhood students are stark: Schools in wealthier areas are doing far better at attracting their own neighbors than schools in poorer neighborhoods.
Video of the game in which a student was seriously injured, and emails exchanged afterward, show a coach knew more about what happened than he first let on, and school officials discussed the incident internally while declining to acknowledge it publicly.
San Diego Unified has pledged changes to how suspected concussions are handled, dismissed an assistant coach and says an investigation is ongoing. Despite all those changes, the district still says La Jolla High coaches and trainers handled the situation appropriately the night a player suffered a life-altering brain injury.
Schools, lawmakers and researchers have taken steps to protect young players in California. But we still don’t know much about the long-term effects of football-related concussions.
A 17-year-old football player has been out of school for months after a collision on the field, and a football coach was suspended for not taking him out of the game.
Parent fundraising groups are pumping a lot of money into San Diego Unified schools, but because the district doesn’t track these nonprofits, we haven’t been able to say how much – until now.
Parent-fundraising groups funnel millions of dollars into San Diego Unified schools to pay for teachers and extra programs. Group leaders say the money isn’t a fair measure of student equity, but schools that get foundation money also tend to have more experienced teachers and more leverage to keep programs and faculty they want.
Forty-two schools in San Diego have already or soon will get a new principal. The wave of change in leadership has left some kids confused, parents watchful and teachers worried.
The other Filner scandals, the city charter’s a mess, more port commissioner vs. city attorney, court says city doesn’t have to do Social Security and more.