The End of ‘Willful Defiance’ School Punishments (Sort of)
A new law banning some uses of the catch-all category used to punish students is part of a broader shift away from punitive measures like expulsions and out-of-school suspensions that are doled out far more often to students of color.
Mario Koran | 5 hours ago |
Fact Check: $18K More Working for the Sheriff’s Department
Lisa Halverstadt | September 24, 2014 |
‘We Have to Invest in Our Teachers Once We Hire Them’
While San Diego Unified recognizes that lack of experience can contribute to teacher turnover and staffing instability, it hasn’t talked much about what makes new teachers – especially those in challenging schools – more likely to succeed.
Mario Koran | September 24, 2014 |
Charting a Path Forward for English-Learning Students
A new report offers some recommendations for how to support English-learning students. San Diego Unified is implementing a few of its own measures, but some big roadblocks still stand in English learners' way.
Mario Koran | September 25, 2014 |
Lessons from San Diego Schools’ MRAP Debacle
Mario Koran | September 26, 2014 |
Culture Report: The Ken Video’s Curtain Call
Alex Zaragoza | 6 hours ago |
Morning Report: Inside the ‘Innovation Economy’
Randy Dotinga | 16 hours ago |
What We Mean When We Talk About San Diego’s Innovation Economy
Lisa Halverstadt | September 29, 2014 |
Morning Report: The City as Landlord (Not Very Impressive)
Randy Dotinga | September 29, 2014 |
On Long-term Leases, San Diego Figures it Out on the Fly
The City Council's consideration of a new lease for Belmont Park underscores a strange truth when it comes to city property: There isn't any common understanding of what makes a good deal, and deals are rarely reached with any long-term vision in mind.