On this week’s podcast, co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn discuss state and local ballot measures connected to education.
There’s a major teacher drought in California. More teachers are retiring and fewer folks are entering the teaching profession — even as the demand for teachers increases.
Superintendents don’t stick around for long. A 2014 analysis by EdSource, a nonprofit advocating for public school improvement, found that two-thirds of superintendents at California’s largest public school districts served three years or less. Increasingly, though, it’s up to these newbie superintendents to persuade more students and their families to stick around at traditional schools, and resist the urge to transfer […]
On this week’s podcast, Rob Atterbury of ConnectEd joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about “linked learning,” a strategy to prepare students for both college and careers.
There’s a link between school discipline policies and students who enter the justice system. Folks call it the school-to-prison pipeline. Mid-City Community Advocacy Network, or Mid-City CAN, is a City Heights-based organization that advocates for restorative justice, a new approach to school discipline that hopes to disrupt that flow. On this week’s podcast, Diana Ross, executive director of Mid-City CAN, joined […]
More than 50,000 San Diego youth are disconnected from school and employment. San Diego Workforce Partnership aims to close the skills gap, especially among low-income and minority youth who are most impacted by high unemployment rates.
A program serves disadvantaged youth, mostly from immigrant families, to help them become the first in their families to graduate from college.
Peppered with questions on the drought, infrastructure woes, economic growth and housing affordability, the mayors of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Poway and San Diego instead made the case for their cities’ greatness.
“Any chucklehead can do this,” insists Mark West, an Imperial Beach resident whose system recycles laundry water and pumps it into landscaping. Here’s your guide to what hoops you might need to jump through to install a similar water reuse system in your own abode.
San Diego County will have to up the ante on water conservation. The county currently uses around 40 percent of its supply for drinking water.