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Good Schools for All: Serving San Diego’s Most Vulnerable Youth

Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talk to Paul Gothold, the new superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education, about efforts to get underserved students the tools they need to succeed.

Paul Gothold is superintendent of schools for San Diego County. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

The San Diego County Office of Education has its hands in lots of things. But one of its biggest tasks is making sure the regions’s most vulnerable students don’t slip through the cracks.

On the latest podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Laura Kohn talk to Paul Gothold, the new superintendent of the San Diego County Office of Education, about efforts to get underserved students the tools they need to succeed.

Also the podcast, Lewis and Kohn discuss San Diego Unified’s recent decision to move forward with deleting all emails older than a year and the upcoming Board of Education races.

Number of the Week

15 percent: That’s the percentage of public schoolchildren in San Diego who attended charter schools this school year. That’s an increase from 12 percent in the 2014-2015 school year.

What’s Working

Superintendent Paul Gothold: He’s only held his post for a year and has already started to repair broken trust between the county office and school districts across San Diego.

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