Parents and students in the San Diego Unified School District have until Nov. 13 to apply to schools within the district other than their neighborhood school. To help parents navigate their options, we’ve created a map of San Diego County schools, with crucial data about each, along with a quick and easy guide to San Diego Unified’s school choice system.

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 […]

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 […]