Feb 2, 2018
The Poway Unified School District is one of the highest regarded school districts in the state. Its schools are good and its students are high-performing.
But the district's sterling reputation has a few big dings. Poway Unified's leadership has been under a cloud of suspicion since 2011 when Voice of San Diego broke a...
Jan 19, 2018
It's a particularly important time for unions.
Locally the San Diego Education Association, the teachers union at the San Diego Unified School District, does not have a contract. It is working on contract negotiations with the district right now.
They may support a measure to raise taxes and bring more money into the...
Oct 19, 2017
Parents who want to choose the best schools for their kids often get overwhelmed wading through test scores and other metrics.
That struggle becomes especially real when San Diego Unified’s school choice window opens every year. From Oct. 3 through Nov. 13, families can choose to send their kids to a school outside...
Jun 26, 2017
“The culture of the district was basically based on retaliation, intimidation. Those are the two words that I can think of,” said former Sweetwater school board member Bertha Lopez.
Exactly six years have passed since Sweetwater schools superintendent Jesus Gandara was terminated at 2 a.m. on June 21, 2011 following...
Jun 23, 2017
Entering the real world is difficult for many young adults, but for some that transition often leaves them stuck in limbo.
The term "opportunity youth" is now being used to describe the growing number of 16- to 24-year-olds who don't attend school or have a job.
A few institutions in the region have started noticing...