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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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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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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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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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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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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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The School District’s Plan for English Learners, in One Graphic

By Mario Koran Parents of English-learning students showed up to the San Diego Unified school board meeting Tuesday night – angry. They felt manipulated, stepped on and ignored, they told Superintendent Cindy Marten and the school board, because of Marten’s … Continue reading

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