Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: Today’s Martin Luther King Day

    Eighteen years ago, I wrote in The San Diego Union-Tribune of my struggle to answer my then 4-year-old son’s questions about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and why we have a day to honor him. I remember squirming, trying to sort out my thoughts and translate my words into preschool-level understanding...

  • Education Matters: Enrollment numbers, SOUL, and new Prop. AA priorities

    At a San Dieguito Union High School District facilities workshop last fall, demographics indicate that enrollment at La Costa Canyon High School will continue to decline, from 1,936 in the fall of 2014 to 1,684 in 2023. Capacity at LCC is nearly twice that, at 3,172. Enrollment at Torrey Pines...

  • Education Matters: Of raises and deficits

    In back-to-back items on the Dec. 14 San Dieguito Union High School District school board agenda, a raise was awarded to teachers just after district staff revealed its projection for a large deficit in 2017-2018. “We have a deficit,” SDUHSD superintendent Eric Dill told board members, in response...

  • 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.”...

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