San Diego Unified, under Superintendent Cindy Marten, has been obsessed not with fixing its problems but with denying they exist.
The class of 2016 proved the naysayers wrong. Higher expectations, along with proper support, produce higher results.
Not all kids can make it work at traditional public schools. Those who can’t often find themselves enrolling at charter schools that offer online courses and independent study programs. It’s been a mutually beneficial relationship between charter schools, which get new students and the state funding that follows them, and San Diego Unified School District, which sheds its […]
It truly is a privilege to have the luxury of being able to dedicate time and money to something you believe in. But it shouldn’t be necessary — and worst of all, it might deepen school inequality.
In this week’s San Diego explained, NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Ashly McGlone clear up any questions about the lottery money flowing into San Diego schools.
On this week’s podcast, Andrea Guerrero, executive director at Alliance San Diego, a social justice organization, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to talk about education inequity across San Diego Unified and how her organization pushes the district to raise expectations for more students.
Repairing deteriorating roofs and parking lots isn’t nearly as fun as building flashy new sports facilities and buying computers and iPads. But as VOSD’s Scott Lewis writes, Proposition Z was sold by San Diego Unified School District as a way to fix those aforementioned un-flashy things. The bond was pitched, and passed by voters in 2012, as a […]
As Mario Koran read through the widely shared New York Times story on the San Diego Police Department’s use of facial recognition software, one phrase in particular jumped out to him (emphasis ours): Here, beat cops, detectives and even school police officers have been using hand-held devices to create a vast database of tens of […]
School districts across the county have repeatedly pushed back against San Diego Gas & Electric proposals they say could undermine their investments in solar panels.
The school district is preparing to throw tens of millions in bond money at new solar projects.