Category archives for: Education Matters

Transgender equality rights in schools

Marsha Sutton

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.

‘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.

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  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]
  • Candidates seek election to three Rancho Santa Fe special district boards
    Seats on the boards of directors of three special districts that provide such services as water, fire protection, sewage treatment and landscape maintenance are on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. The three special districts are the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services Distric […]