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 […]

Teacher evaluations are crucial, but also controversial. The Poway Unified School District, though, has a new approach to its teacher evaluations. On this week’s podcast, Candy Smiley, president of Poway Federation of Teachers, and Michele Manos, a teacher and leader of the district’s teacher evaluation system, joined co-hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn to explain Poway’s evaluation programs. One […]

With a trial run for the new Smarter Balanced assessments just months away, San Diego Unified can’t say precisely how many teachers, or how many schools, are fully prepared for the new curriculum.

Teachers, parents and others weigh in on how to gauge whether the new superintendent is hitting goals on broadening curriculum, developing leadership teams and more.

Parents want San Diego Unified to take abuse allegations seriously and to implement a set of guidelines that will allow outside investigations.