Tag Archives: San Diego Unified School District

How Fewer Classes Can Mean More Progress for English-Learners

By Mario Koran and Rachel Evans In 2014, when San Diego Unified released data that showed how many students were on track to meet more rigorous graduation requirements, the numbers felt like a punch to the gut. Districtwide, only 59 … Continue reading

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Many Latino, African-American Students Opting Out of AP Classes

By Megan Burks The San Diego Unified School District surveyed its 11th- and 12th-graders this year and found nearly 2,000 students who would do well in advanced placement courses but haven’t enrolled. The high school classes offer college credit and … Continue reading

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San Diego Unified Expands Halal School Lunch Program

A Crawford High School student orders a halal chili-lime chicken bowl on campus May 20, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks A San Diego Unified School District program thatbrought halal school lunches to Crawford High School has … Continue reading

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Hoover Builds On School Discipline Reform With Wellness Center

By Megan Burks Last year Hoover High School teachers cut suspensions by 80 percent after being trained to recognize and address trauma in their students. Hoover is building on that success by establishing a wellness center. It will offer traditional … Continue reading

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Students Ask San Diego Unified For More Structure in Discipline Program

By Matt Bowler The success of a discipline program at Crawford High School has students asking the San Diego Unified School District to expand the program. The program, Restorative Justice, helps students figure out why they misbehave. The idea is … Continue reading

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Many Parents Avoiding City Heights Schools

Words of encouragement are pinned up across Mann’s campus and throughout its classrooms. By Scott Lewis San Diego Unified School District’s trustees are having a workshop Tuesday to discuss why some schools are having trouble persuading the neighbors around them to … Continue reading

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City Heights High School Helps Refugees Become Graduates

By Matthew Bowler Shmoh Lah was 14 years old when he came to San Diego from a Taiwanese refugee camp. Now, he’s getting ready to graduate from Crawford High School. Lah’s journey has been long. “When I was in the … Continue reading

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School Discipline Changes Yield Big Drop in Expulsions

By Megan Burks Expulsions at San Diego Unified schools are down nearly 60 percent. This time last year, school administrators had heard nearly 400 expulsion cases and handed down 134 of them. Students are recommended for expulsions and get a … Continue reading

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Crawford High Pilots Halal School Lunches

Crawford High School in City Heights has been piloting a new lunch menu to reach out to its Muslim students. Once a week, students can pick up a special halal meal. | Video Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Walk … Continue reading

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Suspensions, Expulsions Down In San Diego Schools

A student runs up stairs at Monroe Clark Middle School in City Heights. | Photo Credit: Cecia, The AjA Project By Megan Burks A new law aiming to limit school discipline measures that take students out of class went into … Continue reading

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