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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified to Pilot “Boost Democracy,” a First-of-its-Kind Texting Initiative for Government Agencies in Partnership with Initiative’s Author Shane Harris of the People’s Association of Justice Advocates
07/07/2021
Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join Shane Harris, the author of “Boost Democracy,” and the policy’s allies tomorrow to announce the San Diego Unified pilot of the “Boost Democracy” open government texting notifications at the upcoming July 13 Board of Education meeting, with a goal of making online and hybrid San Diego Unified school board meetings more accessible to the public throughout the pandemic.
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NEWS RELEASE: Summer of Learning and Joy Begins Today
06/18/2021
San Diego Unified School District, The San Diego Foundation, and more than 70 local nonprofits began serving approximately 30,000 students today – a 1,500% increase over a typical summer – who enrolled in Level Up SD, a Summer of Learning and Joy.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: On the First National Juneteenth Holiday, San Diego Unified Celebrates Historic Action in Partnership With the People’s Association of Justice Advocates
06/17/2021
One year after the San Diego Unified Board of Education raised the Black Lives Matter flag at the Eugene Brucker Education Center and called on the State of California to recognize Juneteenth, President Joe Biden officially recognized June 19, the day that slavery ended, as a federal holiday.
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La Jolla Elementary School New Classroom Building Rendering
New Classrooms, Joint-Use Improvements Reach Milestones in San Diego Coastal Communities
05/20/2021
SAN DIEGO - Preparations are underway to add state-of-the art facilities and other campus wide improvements at three schools in La Jolla and University City. At La Jolla Elementary School (LJES), construction crews have started demolishing dated portables and installing temporary student classrooms at the school’s upper field to make way for a modern new classroom building.
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San Diego Unified Wins State Award for Inclusion of Small, Diverse Businesses in Construction
05/06/2021
San Diego Unified School District has gained statewide recognition for its inclusion of small and disabled veteran businesses in its bond-funded construction projects, winning the California Department of General Services’ (DGS) “Reciprocity Partner of the Year Award” on April 27.
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Lindbergh Schweitzer Student Watches Hoisting of Final Steel Beam
Colina Del Sol, Clairemont Mesa East Neighborhoods See Milestones in Campus, Community Transformations
04/20/2021
SAN DIEGO - New classroom and student services facilities in two very diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are coming together, with students and staff at three campuses celebrating construction milestones. Travel to Clairemont Mesa East and Colina Del Sol, and you will see Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School, John Muir Language Academy, and Crawford High School all under construction.
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Crawford High Colts to Celebrate Final Steel Beam for New Classroom and Performing Arts Facility
03/24/2021
Just a few short weeks before students return to in-person learning, the final steel beam for Crawford High School’s new three-story classroom, student services, and performing arts building will be hoisted into place. Before it is hoisted into place, staff, students, and alumni will take turns in signing the beam. All activity will be socially distanced.
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Mason Elementary Students Using Desks with Barriers
San Diego Unified to Hold Media Tour to Discuss Preparations for School Reopening, Parent Survey
03/11/2021
​One month before schools are set to reopen and welcome back students to the classroom, Board of Education President Richard Barrera and Senator Toni Atkins will participate in a socially distanced walk- through tour of the newly rebuilt Hoover High School.
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An Aerial View of the New Wilson Middle Campus
Bond Projects Bring More Milestones, Transformations to City Heights
02/18/2021
Modern times call for modern buildings. What were once aging facilities in City Heights are now completely rebuilt, revamped, and recognizable landmarks.
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Drone Still of the Final Steel Beam at PBMS
Steel Beam Inscribed with Mandarin Messages of Hope Marks Milestone for Pacific Beach Middle School
01/21/2021
While Pacific Beach Middle School staff and students are teaching and learning online, construction milestones are being reached on their new state-of-the-art classroom building. The final steel beam was hoisted into place in late October on the new two-story classroom facility, which will include 26 classrooms with modern technology and designated collaborative spaces.
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PLHS Track
Return to Conditioning for Some District Athletic Teams
11/13/2020
Outdoor Sports Soon Allowed to Begin Workouts On Campuses Throughout San Diego Unified
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Aerial Drone Photo of Hoover High School's New Performing Arts Center and Classroom Building
Take a Virtual Tour of Hoover High School’s Transformation
09/22/2020
SAN DIEGO - Drive down El Cajon Boulevard in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego and you will find a transformed Herbert Hoover High School.
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Future Crawford High School
Demolition Marks Next Phase of Crawford High School Transformation
09/15/2020
Construction crews are leveling much of Crawford High School’s aging facilities to make way for a modern, state-of-the-art campus in the latest of a series of dramatic renovations taking place in communities throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
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Mann Middle School's New Classroom Building
Take a Virtual Tour of Mann Middle School
09/14/2020
Although students started school online Aug. 31 due to COVID-19, San Diego Unified is still working on amazing school transformations, continuing to renovate our schools to give students the campuses they deserve.
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Joint-Use Park at Harriet Tubman Charter School
New Play All Day Park Comes to College East
09/11/2020
SAN DIEGO - The College East neighborhood now has a new grass playfield located at the corner of 68th st. and Saranac St. ​ ​The joint-use park at Harriet Tubman Village Charter School includes a new playground, a walking and running path, basketball and four-square courts, picnic tables, security fencing, and a grass playfield.
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San Diego Unified school buses line up to spell S.O.S. (Save Our Schools)
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Aerial Rendering of Future School in Mission Valley
Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History
08/07/2020
It is history in the making for Mission Valley, as years of planning come to life with the start of construction on the neighborhood’s first public elementary school. Located at the corner of Via Alta and Civita Boulevard, a new preschool through fifth-grade campus will serve residents living in the Civita residential development, as well as families living in the Mission Valley and Fashion Valley neighborhoods.
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Small Business Coordinator Alma Bañuelos with staff from the Swinerton project team during the 2020 online Construction Expo
San Diego Unified Goes Virtual for 10th Annual Construction Expo, Sees Decade of Success
08/03/2020
SAN DIEGO – This year marked a decade of success for San Diego Unified’s Business Outreach Program, with the completion of the 10th annual Construction Expo hosted by the district’s Facilities Planning and Construction Business Outreach team.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders,Teachers Union Announce 2020-21 Online Learning Plan
07/31/2020
Designed with Input From Teachers, Parents and Students, Online Learning Plan to Resemble Traditional Classroom Instruction
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Pt. Loma High School Final Steel Beam
Golden Beam Hoisted into Place on Point Loma High School’s New Three-Story Classroom Hall
02/28/2020
SAN DIEGO - Imprinted with the names of past, present, and future students at Point Loma High, the gold painted final steel beam was hoisted into place on Monday, Feb. 24, for what will become a three-story classroom hall with a library and media center.
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Board Actions Summary Report for February 11, 2020
02/12/2020
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Board Unanimously Approves Task Force Recommendations to Strengthen a Culture of Reporting to Protect Students
01/30/2020
SAN DIEGO – The Board of Education unanimously approved all 19 recommendations of the Multi-Agency Task Force to Recommend Comprehensive Strategies and Protocols for Inter-Agency Cooperation for the Protection of District Students.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: January ED Talks
01/30/2020
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in a special installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster open and robust conversations about public education.
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Board Actions Summary Report for January 14, 2020
01/15/2020
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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NEWS RELEASE: Hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Franchisees Volunteer at Chollas Mead Elementary School
01/14/2020
SAN DIEGO - Chollas Mead Elementary School looks a little sweeter this week, thanks to hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop owners.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Files Suit Against JUUL Labs, Citing E-Cigarette Epidemic and Disruption to Student Education
01/08/2020
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Unified School District has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the company’s role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment across the district. The suit was filed in the San Diego Superior Court on January 7, 2020 (Case 37-2020-00000935-CU-MT-CTL).
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Board Actions Summary Report for December 17, 2019
12/18/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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Final Steel Beam Marks Another Historic Milestone for Community of City Heights
12/13/2019
SAN DIEGO - Two school construction projects are changing the physical landscape - and the learning climate - for students, staff, and community members in City Heights.
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Board Actions Summary Report for December 10, 2019
12/11/2019
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Two Fields, One Vision: Elementary Schools, Neighborhoods, Celebrate the Opening of New Playfields
12/05/2019
Just in time for the holidays, two San Diego Unified schools and city neighborhoods have new grass fields for students and neighbors to play on.
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Gage Gators Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Playfield Dedicated to Beloved P.E. Teacher
11/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - Gage Elementary School Gators joined Superintendent Cindy Marten and City Councilmember Scott Sherman in a celebration and dedication of their new 163,000 square-foot joint-use field on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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Board Actions Summary Report November 12, 2019
11/13/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Morse High School Hosts Inaugural Alumni Day
10/21/2019
WHAT: Morse High School Alumni return to their alma mater to inspire students to follow their educational and career goals. Alumni will share stories of success, education and career experiences
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Interagency Task Force to Hold Summit
10/18/2019
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2019) – Members of a new task force established by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education met for the
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Emerson-Bandini Groundbreaking Oct. 16, 2019
Emerson-Bandini “Jaguars” Leap Toward Historical Groundbreaking on Complete Site Transformation
10/17/2019
SAN DIEGO - A crowd of Emerson-Bandini "Jaguars" joined San Diego Unified leaders, families, and construction crews Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating an historic milestone for the aging campus in Southcrest.
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Board Actions Summary Report for October 15th, 2019
10/16/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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Longfellow Giraffes Celebrate First Stretch of Construction on New Playfield
10/07/2019
SAN DIEGO – Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School’s “Giraffes” are now one “hoof” closer to their new joint-use field, with the start of construction on their 50,000 square-foot grass playfield in the Bay Park community of San Diego. To celebrate, the school’s ballet folklórico joined Superintendent Cindy Marten, City Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Principal Diana Sanchez, and district leaders in a groundbreaking celebration held Friday, Sept. 27.
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Torrey Pines Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School
09/26/2019
Torrey Pines Elementary School in La Jolla is one of 362 schools across the nation to be named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Announced today by the
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Rendering of future three-story classroom and performing arts building at Crawford HS
With Cheer, Music, and Alumni, Crawford High Colts Race Toward Construction
09/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - The Crawford High cheer team joined a guitarist and cellist, along with their new principal and school alumni, on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the first of three phases on their entire site transformation.
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With Cheer, Music, and Alumni, Crawford High Colts Race Toward Construction
09/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - The Crawford High cheer team joined a guitarist and cellist, along with their new principal and school alumni, on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the first of three phases on their entire site transformation.
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San Diego Unified Passes First-of-its-Kind Youth Climate Action Resolution
09/11/2019
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to pass an historic Youth Climate Action resolution, in support of students participating in the Sept. 20-27 Global Climate Strike.
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Board Actions Summary Report for September 10, 2019
09/11/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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NEWS RELEASE: Student Achievement at San Diego Unified School District Outperformed Similar Students Statewide
09/10/2019
San Diego (Sept. 10, 2019) – Superintendent Cindy Marten joined researchers, policymakers, and top education practitioners in Sacramento to discuss the results of
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District Teachers Named San Diego County Teacher of the Year, Finalist
09/09/2019
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy's Hilda Martinez was named one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year, and Jenny Lieu of Lincoln High School was recognized as a finalist at the 29th Annual Salute
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News Release: San Diego Unified Addresses Concerns Regarding New Public Charge Rule, Encourages Families to Continue With Free and Reduced Lunch
09/04/2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2019) – The San Diego Unified School District is encouraging families to continue to apply for federally subsidized meals under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, which are available to students regardless of their citizenship status.
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San Diego Unified Hosts 9th Annual Construction Expo with Record-Breaking Attendance
08/06/2019
Nine years ago, the San Diego Unified's Business Outreach Program, within the Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Department, hosted its first Construction Expo, with a goal of providing viable opportunities for emerging, small and underutilized construction-related businesses to participate in Propositions S & Z, and now Measure YY, construction projects.
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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex
08/05/2019
SAN DIEGO - It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the TK-8 portion of the Logan Memorial Educational Complex.
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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex
08/05/2019
SAN DIEGO – It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the
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Board Actions Summary Report for July 30, 2019
07/31/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego High School To Host 2nd Annual Binational “Balboa Cup” Soccer Tournament
07/10/2019
San Diego High School To Host 2nd Annual Binational “Balboa Cup” Soccer Tournament This tournament will feature boys and girls teams comprised of student athletes from San Diego and
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Board Actions Summary Report for July 9, 2019
07/10/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Celebrates Pride Month by Raising the Rainbow Pride and Trans Pride Flags
07/09/2019
WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District will hold an inaugural flag-raising ceremony of the Rainbow Pride and Trans Pride flags in recognition of June as Pride Month. Superintendent Cindy
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File Image of Solar Panels at Mira Mesa High School
Vista Grande Turns Greener as Zero Net Energy Project Ramps Up
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Energy efficiency is making its way to Tierrasanta's Vista Grande Elementary School, with the launch of the second phase of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) pilot project.
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Students Celebrate Cubberley Elementary's New Joint-Use Field
Just in Time for Summer: Play All Day at Cubberley Elementary’s New Grass Playfield
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Timing is everything, and for those living in the Mission Village neighborhood of Serra Mesa, a new grass playfield is now open just in time for summer.
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News Release - Vista Grande Turns Greener as Zero Net Energy Project Ramps Up
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Energy efficiency is making its way to Tierrasanta’s Vista Grande Elementary School, with the launch of the second phase of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) pilot project.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified Formally Adopts 2019-20 Budget
06/26/2019
San Diego Unified Formally Adopts 2019-20 Budget: More Money for Teacher Salaries, Student Wellness, Safety and Enrichment Programs
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Board Actions Summary Report for June 18, 2019
06/19/2019
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NEWS RELEASE – Just in Time for Summer: Play All Day at Cubberley Elementary’s New Grass Playfield
06/17/2019
SAN DIEGO - Timing is everything, and for those living in the Mission Village neighborhood of Serra Mesa, a new grass playfield is now open just in time for summer.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Leads Effort to Fight Summer Hunger
06/17/2019
This summer, more than 300,000 meals and snacks will be served to San Diego children at 57 sites throughout the city - all part of the Summer Fun Café, a federally funded meal program
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San Diego Unified Commemorates the “Other Class of 2019” at Celebration for New Retirees
06/15/2019
As schools bid farewell to the Class of 2019, it’s not just students who are poised to take on a new chapter of their lives.
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Horace Mann Middle School New Building
Graduating Eighth Graders Proudly Celebrate Construction Milestone at Horace Mann Middle School
06/13/2019
SAN DIEGO - Newly graduated eighth-graders who broke ground on the Whole Site Modernization project at Horace Mann Middle School in March 2017 commemorated the new three-story classroom and administrative hall with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.
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NEWS RELEASE – Graduating Eighth Graders Proudly Celebrate Construction Milestone at Horace Mann Middle School
06/11/2019
SAN DIEGO - Newly graduated eighth-graders who broke ground on the Whole Site Modernization project at Horace Mann Middle School in March 2017 commemorated the new three-story classroom and administrative hall with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.
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Board Actions Summary Report for May 28, 2019
05/29/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Foster Elementary School Student Named Principal for the Day
05/28/2019
WHAT: Second-grader Jameson Thornton will be Principal for the Day at Foster Elementary School. The winner of this year’s silent auction fundraiser, Jameson will start his day by welcoming students at the front gate as they arrive to school. He will spend the day visiting classrooms and the library/STEM Lab, observing students and teachers work on projects. “Principal” Thornton will also read a book to kindergarten students and give the entire student body a surprise extra 15-minute recess.
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Aerial rendering of the future Emerson-Bandini Site Transformation
Demolition begins on the Complete Rebuild of Emerson-Bandini Elementary School
05/24/2019
SAN DIEGO - Construction crews began demolition last Monday at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, on what will become an entire site transformation.
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San Diego Unified 2019 Graduation Schedule
05/24/2019
Graduation season is upon us! Please join us in congratulating all of our graduating students, who are promoting to the next phase of their education.
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NEWS RELEASE- Demolition begins on the Complete Rebuild of Emerson-Bandini Elementary School
05/24/2019
SAN DIEGO - Construction crews began demolition last Monday at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, on what will become an entire site transformation.
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New Classroom Building and Community Garden at SRHS
Scripps Ranch High School celebrates new facilities, community garden dedicated to memory of beloved student
05/23/2019
Tragedy met inspiration for Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on Wednesday, with the completion of the school's 15,000-square-foot classroom hall, athletic field renovations, and a new community garden named after a senior who died in a DUI crash more than twenty years ago.
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NEWS RELEASE – Scripps Ranch High School celebrates new facilities, community garden dedicated to memory of beloved student
05/23/2019
SAN DIEGO – Tragedy met inspiration for Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on Wednesday, with the completion of the school’s 15,000-square-foot classroom hall, athletic field renovations, and a new community garden named after a senior who died in a DUI crash more than twenty years ago.
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San Diego Unified students show “extraordinary levels of academic achievement,” according to new study by the Learning Policy Institute
05/17/2019
A new study by the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) has found San Diego Unified students -- including those from historically disadvantaged groups -- are reaching “extraordinary levels of academic achievement.”
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Board Actions Summary Report for May 14, 2019
05/15/2019
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Educating and Empowering for a #BetterSD: Meet San Diego's Teachers of the Year
05/12/2019
Most of us can look back on our childhood and recall that favorite teacher – the one who may have recognized a strength we didn’t know we had, provided a guiding voice when we needed it, or
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Honors Teachers of the Year for 2019 at Day of the Teacher Celebration
05/08/2019
The 2019 honorees include a teacher who describes school as “the greatest of all cheerleaders” for struggling students, a teacher who started a program to assist at-risk young
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified 2019 Day of the Teacher Celebration
05/06/2019
Hundreds expected to attend annual celebration in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: April ED Talks
04/25/2019
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in the April installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster open and robust conversations about public education.
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Board Actions Summary Report for April 23, 2019
04/24/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for April 9, 2019
04/10/2019
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NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary Celebrates 90th Anniversary Ahead of Major Renovation
04/06/2019
The past meets the future as Franklin Elementary School celebrates its cherished long history and prepares to modernize its 90-year-old campus. Having served generations of San Diegans from in and around Kensington and City Heights since 1929, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Arts & Mathematics) magnet school celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday, April 6.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with United Way and Dreams for Change to Offer Onsite Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation
04/05/2019
WHAT: San Diego families may qualify for two significant benefits: Free preschool in San Diego Unified, and an earned income tax credit. San Diego Unified invites families to a resource fair
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with United Way and Dreams for Change to Offer Onsite Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation
04/05/2019
WHAT: San Diego families may qualify for two significant benefits: Free preschool in San Diego Unified, and an earned income tax credit. San Diego Unified invites families to a resource fair for
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Special Joint Meeting of the San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District Boards
03/18/2019
WHAT:The governing boards of the San Diego Unified and the San Diego Community College districts will hold their annual joint meeting to discuss common issues affecting their students and districts.
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News Release: Hundreds of Students Recognized at San Diego Unified’s Annual Art Exhibit and VAPA’s Academy Awards-Style Ceremony
03/13/2019
The San Diego Unified School District has transformed its halls into an art gallery for the next few weeks for its annual Student Art Exhibit. A diverse array of 640 artwork pieces by students in grades TK-12 are on display through April 12 from 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 1 K-8 school, and 26 elementary schools.
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Board Actions Summary Report for March 12, 2019
03/13/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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Media Advisory: Hundreds of Students Recognized at San Diego Unified’s Annual Art Exhibit and Performing Arts Award Ceremony
03/12/2019
San Diego Unified celebrates Arts Education month with art showcase and awards ceremony honoring students who create, innovate, and inspire others to make the world a better place through the arts
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Media Advisory: Meb Keflezighi to Award San Diego Unified Students with $1,000 Scholarships
03/09/2019
WHAT: Meb Keflezighi, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, will present each of two San Diego Unified student athletes with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the 4th Annual Meb
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Media Advisory: San Diego Unified's Honor Choirs to Perform Songs from "Coco" to Billy Joel at Free Concert
03/08/2019
WHAT: The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of San Diego Unified School District will present a District Choral Honor Concert featuring three choirs comprised of 120 students in grades 4-12, from 35 schools.
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Lacrosse expansion bringing new opportunity to students in every neighborhood
03/07/2019
The field beneath their feet may feel familiar, but these young women know that each step they take could be leading them to new world of opportunities when they compete in lacrosse on April 3. They
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Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School recognized by the State for their Civic Engagement
03/07/2019
San Diego Unified is honored by Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School’s recognition as 2019 Civic Learning Award Recipients.
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Ocean Beach Elementary hosts district's Winter Wellness Showcase
03/05/2019
In late February, School Site Wellness Coordinators, District Wellness Council Members and San Diego County community partners convened at Ocean Beach (OB) Elementary for the district’s
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Board Actions Summary Report for Jan. 8, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Jan. 22, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 5, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 26, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 12, 2019
03/05/2019
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Challenger Middle School named a 2019 California Distinguished School
02/27/2019
San Diego Unified schools is proud of Challenger Middle’s designation as a 2019 Distinguished School. Winners, including Challenger Middle, represent examples of not just excellent teaching,
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Cabrillo Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America Day with the San Diego Seals Lacrosse Team
02/27/2019
WHAT: Cabrillo Elementary School is celebrating the annual Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss and the San Diego Seals lacrosse team. Families will participate and read to their students in
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Point Loma students inspire next generation of STEM learners at Dana Middle
02/14/2019
For the second year in a row, Point Loma became the epicenter of all things science, technology, engineering and math - at least for one day. Under drizzly February skies, Dana Middle School
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Montgomery Middle students prepare to see their artwork unveiled on Linda Vista roads
02/14/2019
On Friday, March 1, 2019, students, parents, faculty and staff from Montgomery Middle STEAM Magnet School and San Diego Unified School District, together with longtime community partners
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Alerts Staff and Families of Data Breach
02/13/2019
The San Diego Unified School District has alerted employees and families to an incident at San Diego Unified School District involving the security of their personal data on the district’s infor
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: December ED Talks Dec. 5
02/12/2019
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in a special installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Annual San Diego Unified School Police “True Blue Buddies” Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 14
02/12/2019
WHAT: Students from Central Elementary School will take part in a special Thanksgiving dinner with their "True Blue Buddies" School Police Officer mentors
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Student-made "Birds without Paradise" soar above Liberty Station and across U.S.-Mexico border
01/17/2019
Students benefit from education in the arts, and special art projects can connect them to the larger community and to other cultures. While discussion of the U.S.-Mexico border is dominating the
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San Diego High caps storybook football season with state championship
12/17/2018
As the young men in blue and white swarmed the field and filled the crisp, chilly air with excited shouts of celebration, there was a consensus among the coaches, players, and prep sports media in
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San Diego Unified students ready for their holiday close-up
12/13/2018
There’s something about the holiday season that shines a special spotlight on the San Diego Unified community – showcasing exceptional performing artists throughout the district.
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Dana Middle students go beyond the code
12/04/2018
This December 3-9, students across San Diego Unified are taking part in Computer Science Week, also known as the Hour of Code Week. For this year's Hour of Code Week, over 193,272 registered
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Three Morse High alumni make history with football championships
11/29/2018
It’s a historic year for high school football in San Diego – and for the three coaches leading their teams into regional title games this weekend.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Nov. 13, 2018
11/26/2018
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Hundreds of Students Break Ground on New Music Building at Mira Mesa High School
11/15/2018
On Tuesday, hundreds of Mira Mesa High School band students and the San Diego Unified School District celebrated the start of construction on a new music building and campus-wide improvements with a groundbreaking ceremony.
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Academic gains, student activism show schools have the power to create a #BetterSD
10/17/2018
In her 2018 State of the District speech, Superintendent Cindy Marten said the academic progress of San Diego Unified students and their work to improve the communities where they live are evidence
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District to host 2018 State of the District Address Oct. 16
10/15/2018
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser and Superintendent Cindy Marten will deliver the annual address.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Oct. 9, 2018
10/10/2018
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Science brought to life in new City Heights student center
10/09/2018
A 12,000-square-foot science education center opened in City Heights Sunday called the Living Lab. The center is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI). The Living Lab can be used by the thousands of City Heights students in the area during and after school, SDUSD said. “Students will come here and see this facility, and they will know when they walk in the door that they can do science and they can be a scientist,” said ODI Executive Director Shara Fisler.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hoover High School College Prep Day is Oct. 10
10/09/2018
In an effort to promote a college-going culture and expose students to college entrance exams, all Hoover students will participate in some type of college prep benchmark exam or activity
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Fletcher Elementary students, parents, staff to walk together for National Walk to School Day
10/05/2018
Students, parents, and staff from Fletcher Elementary will gather approximately one-half mile from school Tuesday morning and walk together to the campus to celebrate National Walk to School
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San Diego Unified School Choice enrollment now open
10/02/2018
Monday, October 1, marks the start of the school choice window for the 2019-20 school year at San Diego Unified School District. School Choice gives students the chance to enroll next year in magnet
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CAASPP test scores released by state for 2017
10/02/2018
SACRAMENTO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 2018 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in
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San Diego High student receives $100,000 scholarship from Beyonce and Jay-Z
10/02/2018
Article courtesy of KUSI. Watch and read more on KUSI. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) Club member Issac Guerrero has been named the San Diegan recipient of the $100,000 scholarship program, presented by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The scholarship program awards one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, 100K to put towards their enrollment in a college or university.
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Johnson Elementary Receives $5K Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians
09/26/2018
The Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded students and teachers at Henry C. Johnson Elementary School in San Diego a $5,000 Barona Education Grant. The grant was sponsored by California State Senator Toni Atkins. Barona Tribal Vice Chairman Ray Welch presented the $5,000 check to students and Principal Tracey Jenkins-Martin.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Sept. 25, 2018
09/26/2018
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Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan named three of nation’s healthiest schools
09/21/2018
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation released its list of “America’s Healthiest Schools” and three district schools – Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan – received the Bronze level award for their efforts to encourage students to promote healthy eating and physical activity. The three elementary schools were among a record 461 schools from 26 states that were recognized.
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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Recounts Personal Experiences, Encourages Students to Vote in Visit to Morse High
09/21/2018
Congressman John Lewis urged a gym full of Morse High School students on Friday to vote, letting a generation largely unfamiliar with his sacrifices know he was beaten bloody while fighting for their right. “Never give up. Never give in,” Lewis said to the students. “Get registered and vote, and we must vote like we’ve never ever voted before. People gave their lives for it. Only thing I gave, I gave a little blood.” Read more in the San Diego Union Tribune.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply
09/20/2018
Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply WHAT: The Barona Band of Mission Indians is awarding a $5,000 education grant to Johnson Elementary Magnet for STEM. Johnson Elementary was nominated by State Senator Toni Atkins to apply for the grant. Only applicants with the endorsement of a State Legislator are eligible to apply. WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Johnson Elementary School, 1355 Kelton Rd., 92114
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel
09/20/2018
Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel WHAT: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell will speak to Morse High students, who have read “March” in history/social studies and art classes. The first book in a trilogy, “March,” offers a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the civil rights icon, John Lewis, including his meeting Martin Luther King. Jr., the start of the Nashville Student Movement, and the non-violent efforts to stop segregation.
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