San Diego, CA Education


New San Diego Unified school board trustees sworn in

Shana Hazan and Cody Petterson, who were both elected in November to replace long-time incumbents on the San Diego Unified school board, were sworn in as trustees to the board on Monday. “This is not a board that’s adding two new members, this is a new board," trustee Richard Barrera...
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UCSD academic workers say undergraduates are being 'weaponized' against them

After a nearly weeklong pause, talks got back underway Thursday between the University of California and thousands of striking academic workers. Going into the fourth week of the strike, there’s still no deal for academic student employees or graduate student researchers. “They talk about affecting undergraduate education when the...

San Diego Women’s Foundation to Support Pre-K Access with Cycle 23 Grants

The pre-kindergarten years are when children learn critical social, cognitive and other skills that lay the foundation for educational success. Children who are “kindergarten-ready” are better equipped to meet educational milestones, and less likely to drop out of school or experience other adverse outcomes in life. Children that are behind in their development when starting kindergarten are up to seven times more likely to be suspended or expelled, according to a recent study by the John Hopkins School of Nursing.
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San Diego Travel Agent Charged With Embezzling Funds for School Trips

A San Diego-based travel agent has been charged with embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars paid by more than 150 parents for school trips that were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Marie Colette Martin, 52, is accused of spending the funds on personal expenses rather than refunding parents after...
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Santee School District hires 2 new assistant superintendents

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The Santee School District announced Thursday it has hired two new assistant superintendents, filling vacancies created by recent retirements. The district's Board of Education approved the hires of Dr. Lisa Paisley and Dr. Marcia Hamilton during its meeting on Tuesday. SSD had conducted a nationwide search to find worthy candidates after Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Stephanie Pierce and Karl Christensen, the assistant superintendent of business services, both decided to retire at the end of the school year.

Futures Qualifier Madison O’Connell Commits to UC San Diego (2024)

California native Madison O'Connell has chosen to remain in-state and swim for UC San Diego, beginning in the fall of 2024. Current photo via Madison O'Connell. Fitter and Faster Swim Camps is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

Advice on Scheduling Classes Next Year

Scheduling classes for your next year at Coronado High School can be extremely stressful and confusing, but there’s no need to worry because your counselors have your back. It is time to think about where you are credit wise, and what you look forward to taking next year. Depending...

News in brief: New library additions, Winter Spirit Week, etc.

As the Addams Family musical begins production and starts rehearsals for the musical cast, students have begun work behind the scenes as well. From building sets or figuring out the musical cues, everyone is offered a spot. Tech Director Sharon Wezelman is overseeing the tech applications in the drama room...
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‘Deck the Palms’ Wins Top Prize at USD’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge

MBA student Jorge Muñiz won a grand prize scholarship of $15,000 at the University of San Diego’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge (FBCC) earlier this month (Dec. 2). The FBCC is an annual event hosted by USD’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer, which ignites new ideas from entrepreneurial students at USD.
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Upgrading Schools, Upgrading Students in the South Bay

Thousands of Sweetwater Union High School District students welcomed shiny new additions to their schools this week. Bonita Vista High in Chula Vista got a new stadium. Mar Vista in Imperial Beach got a new pool. San Ysidro High christened a new Navy Junior ROTC building. “It’s a huge step...

Top 5 Universities With Best Study Abroad Programs

NYU is rated number 1 in study abroad programs, with campuses in over a dozen different countries, and over 3000 students abroad during the 2019-2020 school year. Coming in at number 2, Texas A&M University, with over 400 study abroad programs. Ranked 3rd is the University of Texas at Austin, with more than 400 study abroad programs. 4th in San Diego State University with 350 partner universities. And lastly, Indiana University Bloomington, with 1 and 3 seniors graduating in study abroad programs.

New San Diego Unified Board Members sworn into office

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two new trustees will join the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education when they are officially sworn into office Monday, Dec. 5 during a special meeting. In the November school board election, Shana Hazan was elected to office by voters in sub-district B,...

Tim Hall: More Than A Professor

Since 1996, Tim Hall has had many different roles at Point Loma Nazarene University. He spent 21 years as the men and women’s soccer coach, earning multiple championship titles. During his time as the soccer coach, Hall took his teams on nine international trips to play soccer. Not only was Hall a successful coach for PLNU, he has also been a prominent figure in the psychology and kinesiology departments. He leads four psychology courses each semester as well as a kinesiology course and a soccer elective.