Category archives for: Education Matters

Education potpourri: Middle school, lawsuit battles, custody, and the sports obsessed

Marsha Sutton

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.

Saying goodbye to Ken Noah and hello to an interesting lawsuit

Marsha Sutton

The saying goes that nice guys finish last. But in the case of this nice guy, retiring superintendent Ken Noah comes out on top.

Canyon Crest waitlist blues, Rancho Santa Fe stipends granted

Marsha Sutton

Success has its price. The increasing popularity of Canyon Crest Academy as a school of choice has resulted this year in more lottery applications for incoming ninth grade than any other year since the school opened in 2004.

Kindergarten debate reignites old battles

Marsha Sutton

The recent debate over full-day kindergarten in the Solana Beach School District had the same emotional ferocity I remember from 10 years ago when Del Mar Union School District parents and teachers tackled the issue.

Solana Beach school board approves full day kindergarten for Global Education

Marsha Sutton

The Solana Beach School District’s Board of Education stood firmly behind SBSD superintendent Nancy Lynch and her controversial decision to extend the kindergarten day in the district’s Global Education program next year, by voting to support the change from modified day to full day.

Snafus with AP Spanish test create a perfect storm

Marsha Sutton

Taking grueling Advanced Placement exams is never a walk in the park. But when a convergence of disasters hits, even the most well-prepared student can be reduced to tears. Proctors as well.

That is exactly what happened this year during the AP Spanish language exam held May 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Musical chairs at San Dieguito Union High School District

Marsha Sutton

After spending two months and $26,000 of taxpayer money on an executive search firm, the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Education came around to the obvious conclusion – that deputy superintendent Rick Schmitt was the ideal candidate to replace retiring superintendent Ken Noah.

More Solana Beach — and an update on the high school superintendent search

Marsha Sutton

As discussed in last week’s column, the proposal to change kindergarten in the Global Education program at Skyline School in Solana Beach from a modified day to a full day by adding nearly two hours of afternoon instructional time brought passionate defenders of the status quo to the boardroom to express their disapproval.

Solana Beach parents protest full-day kindergarten

Marsha Sutton

Parents came to protest the district’s proposed shift to full-day kindergarten this fall for the Global Education program based at Skyline School in Solana Beach.

Because hate feels so good

Marsha Sutton

Hearing the words, “Hate feels so good,” is shocking in itself. But hearing those words uttered by a former neo-nazi skinhead turned equality and human rights advocate is a stunner.

To understand how a white supremacist is created, and how a racist bigot can find his humanity, check out Frank Meeink and his book “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead.”

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