San Diego Unified’s Discipline Plan Exists – On a Shelf
San Diego Unified does have a plan to address disparities in how suspensions are doled out. The problem: The plan has never been incorporated, and discussions to move it forward haven't been scheduled.
Mario Koran | December 9, 2013 | Comments (3)
San Diego Unified’s Lopsided Suspensions Ratio
In San Diego Unified, more Latino students were suspended for "willful defiance" – a catchall term that can include anything from disrespectful behavior to minor infractions – than every other student subgroup combined.
Mario Koran | December 6, 2013 | Comments (42)
‘You’re Asking Students to Hate Who They Are’
Longtime SDSU education professor Alberto Ochoa says California schools often don't place enough value in students' cultural heritage: "When you ask a child to leave his or her background at the door, you humiliate the child."
Mario Koran | December 4, 2013 | Comments (20)
‘I See a Lot of Underserved Populations in San Diego’
Andrew Keatts | December 2, 2013 | Comments (53)
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Achievement Gap
Mario Koran | November 22, 2013 | Comments (22)
The School District’s ‘Bait and Switch’ Bond Problem
Mario Koran | November 13, 2013 | Comments (12)
San Diego Unified’s Big Challenge Hits Close to Home
Christie Ritter | November 11, 2013 | Comments (8)
The Five Fluffiest Moments from San Diego Unified’s State of the District Address
Joel Hoffmann | October 30, 2013 | Comments (2)
Three Things to Watch for in Cindy Marten’s Big State of the District Speech
Joel Hoffmann | October 29, 2013 | Comments (1)
Cindy Marten: We’re Having the Wrong Conversation About Lincoln High
San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten said she doesn’t care for the idea that a single person can save a district or school. Like it or not, that’s exactly what people are hoping she can do with a school like Lincoln.