Category archives for: Education Matters

‘Come pick up your camper’

Marsha Sutton

It was an automated announcement saying everything was fine and the fire was not affecting any camp activities.

More potpourri: local, statewide, national and international

Marsha Sutton

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.

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.

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  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]