Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

Recent Articles

  • Education Matters: Mapping the future in San Dieguito school board elections

    Big changes are coming to San Dieguito Union High School District’s school board elections in 2018. SDUHSD is transitioning to by-trustee elections, which means citizens will vote for school board candidates who reside in their particular sub-area, rather than at-large elections held district-wide....

  • Education Matters: SOULful beginnings

    Education Matters: SOULful beginnings

    At Conscious Meal Time, otherwise known as lunch, students at the School of Universal Learning (SOUL) gather in a circle to socialize and eat quietly, all together as a group. No cliques, no bullying, no isolation of students. Afterwards, the children have time before afternoon classes to play...

  • Education Matters: Only 17, but leaving his mark on the school board

    Education Matters: Only 17, but leaving his mark on the school board

    When Isaac Gelman took the oath of office on Sept. 14 for a third year as a San Dieguito Union High School District student board member, it was unprecedented. SDUHSD Superintendent Eric Dill said he’s never had a student board member serve more than one year, so Isaac “is unique in that regard.”...

  • Education Matters: A time for reflection

    For Jews, this is the season for reflection, atonement, forgiveness and renewal. In that spirit, I wish to apologize to anyone I’ve offended through my personal contact or written word. My passion for education issues sometimes overrides my sense of decorum and respect for others, others who also...

  • Education Matters: Congratulations premature on start times resolution

    Yes, it was purely symbolic. Nevertheless, San Dieguito trustees missed a perfect opportunity at the Sept. 14 board meeting to take a courageous stand in support of later school start times. San Dieguito Union High School District Superintendent Eric Dill asked trustees to consider adopting a resolution...

  • Education Matters: News of all kinds

    First, the happy news. At the Sept. 14 meeting of the San Dieguito Union High School District’s Board of Education, trustees are being presented with a resolution recommended for approval by the district to support Senate bill 328, which mandates that school start times for middle and high schools...

  • Education Matters: Comic-Con’s hidden education gems

    Comic-Con is about more than costumes, movie stars and sci-fi television and film. Attendees looking for the education component at this year’s mega-convention in San Diego were treated to a variety of panels covering a range of topics. Many themes centered on how comics and graphic novels can...

  • Education Matters: San Dieguito’s watershed moment

    Watching San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) parents rise up in defense of their children and fight back against the unfair placement of the district’s Adult Transition Program (ATP) was electrifying and inspirational. After so many years of inaction and unfulfilled promises, parents...

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