Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: Reviewing your child’s tests at home

    Although last year’s court ruling on what’s known as the test-return policy came down in favor of the San Dieguito Union High School District, parents are still able to have their child’s tests sent home for review. So says Michael Grove, SDUHSD’s associate superintendent of educational services....

  • Education Matters: SOUL charter school on track to open this fall

    With approval granted by the San Diego County Board of Education in January, the School of Universal Learning (SOUL) Charter School is on its way to opening this fall within the boundaries of the San Dieguito Union High School District. Co-founders Marisa Bruyneel and Michael Grimes say the response...

  • Education Matters: Leaving our mark on the world

    I stare into the fire, jabbing it with my poker. It’s been a long holiday week. My kids came home from cities far away, I turned another year older, and caught a vicious cold. Why I’m so content as I poke among the embers I can’t explain. It’s so unlike me. With laundry running for four days straight,...

  • Education Matters: Strumming through the ABCs

    Education Matters: Strumming through the ABCs

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  • Harvesting food awareness in Encinitas, Part Two

    Harvesting food awareness in Encinitas, Part Two

    When developers were granted permits to build new housing in Encinitas in the 1990s, they were required to reserve land for schools to serve the children of the new homes. A 10-acre parcel on Quail Gardens Drive was set aside for this purpose and was deeded to the Encinitas Union School District...

  • Education Matters: Harvesting food awareness in Encinitas

    Education Matters: Harvesting food awareness in Encinitas

    People talk about the need to teach future generations about the environment, conservation and food justice. But most schools are doing little more to educate kids to the growing needs of our planet than teaching from a textbook, if that. The Encinitas Union School District is a huge exception....

  • Education Matters: Time for term limits

    Too many school board members regard their elected positions as full-time careers and have served on school boards far longer than is reasonable.  Term limits have been supported by citizens for many elected posts, including the president of the United States, state and federal office holders,...

  • Education matters: Money for nothing

    By a vote of 4-1, San Dieguito Union High School District trustees in December approved offering stipends to any employee –teacher or not – who gave notice before Feb. 1 of their intent to retire by June 30, the end of the fiscal year. The rationale, according SDUHSD superintendent Eric Dill, was...

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