Tag Archives: San Diego Unified

New School Discipline Program Has Fans and Results, But Few Participating Schools

Hoover High, one of the few schools with a restorative justice program, reduced the amount of student suspensions from 321 in 2013-2014 to only 58 the next school year. | Photo Credit: Dustin Michelson, Voice of San Diego By Rachel Evans … Continue reading

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Diversity Still Lags Among SDSU Graduates Planning to Be Teachers

By Megan Burks Some 200 soon-to-be teachers will graduate from San Diego State University Sunday. While they’re prepared to tackle problems in the classroom, they won’t make the pool of teachers more diverse for local school districts. In 2014, San … Continue reading

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The District’s Ambitious New Plan to Serve English-Learners

Kearny High senior Angel Solo-Solano talks on the phone near other Class of 2015 students shortly before their graduation ceremony. By Mario Koran I opened a story last year by zooming in on Ángel Solorzano, a student at Kearny High. … 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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Restorative Justice Changing the Culture at Hoover, Crawford

By David Ogul Something had to be done. According to a study by a team of Harvard University researchers, the San Diego Unified School District’s policies on discipline were not only flawed, but also unfair. Students of color were suspended … Continue reading

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Restaurando la justicia y equidad

Por David Ogul Había que hacer algo. De acuerdo a un estudio realizado por un equipo de investigadores de Harvard, las políticas disciplinarias del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego no solo eran problemáticas, también eran injustas. Los estudiantes de … Continue reading

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District’s Plan for English-Learners Still Getting Lost In Translation

Kearny High senior Aracely Zeferino takes photos with other Class of 2015 students as they wait for the start of their graduation ceremony. By Mario Koran A year after San Diego Unified promised it would compensate for cutting a crucial … Continue reading

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School Is Out But Hunger Lingers for Some San Diego Kids

By Matthew Bowler, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition conversation with Gary Petill of San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services and Anahid Brakke of the San Diego Hunger Coalition. For students who … 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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