After three months and $3.2 million of Proposition AA taxpayer money, Canyon Crest Academy has a field to rival the Chargers’.
Well, maybe not quite. But to my untrained eye, it looks beyond beautiful, almost too perfect to set foot on. Jaw-droppingly gorgeous, really.
Continuing with last week’s theme of school board agenda items concerning financial matters and policies and procedures, some decisions and actions taken in the San Dieguito Union High School District are mildly noteworthy.
Although not very sexy, some items buried beneath the newsier issues on local school board agendas deserve at least fleeting attention.
Most have to do with money and policy, which may not be exciting but, at least for edu-philes, constitute the foundation for many of the stories that make the front page. How public money is allocated in education, and how school boards set priorities and make budget and policy decisions, is the basis for all the rest that flows from there.
When Education Secretary Arne Duncan tweeted on Aug. 19 about the benefits of later school start times for teens in high schools, he created an unexpected buzz.
According to a news release posted by the California Department of Education Aug. 9, heightened monitoring of the state’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessments, taken by public school students in grades 2-11 last spring, identified 242 schools where social media postings occurred during administration of the tests, 16 of which included postings of test questions or answers.
A bill some say is long overdue and others call controversial has passed both the state Assembly and the full Senate and is expected to be signed into law soon by the governor.
It was an automated announcement saying everything was fine and the fire was not affecting any camp activities.
A journalism class at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad that was threatened with closure was saved after students rallied to defend the class.
After moving sixth grade into middle school beginning this fall, the Rancho Santa Fe School District will join most other school districts nationally that group sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders together.
The saying goes that nice guys finish last. But in the case of this nice guy, retiring superintendent Ken Noah comes out on top.