Marsha Sutton

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Education Matters

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  • Education Matters: No boundaries for neighborhood school

    Education Matters: No boundaries for neighborhood school

    At a board workshop that attracted nearly 200 people on Monday, San Dieguito Union High School District staff was directed by a divided board to make no changes to its current high school boundary and enrollment policy. This is a bitter defeat for the communities in Cardiff and Encinitas who desperately...

  • Education Matters: There’s an education side to Comic-Con

    Education Matters: There’s an education side to Comic-Con

    Behind the glitz, glamour and garishness of San Diego Comic-Con’s entertainment spectacular is a lesser-known side that explores serious education issues for preschoolers through the teen years. In panel after panel, experts discussed how teachers can use comic books and graphic novels to improve...

  • Education Matters: The Comic-Con extravaganza

    Education Matters: The Comic-Con extravaganza

    To say Comic-Con is a spectacle would be a massive understatement. The Exhibit Hall is sensory overload for adults (I couldn’t begin to imagine how the 3- and 4-year-olds in the crowd — and I do mean crowd — were coping), the lines were enormous, the noise deafening, the parking (even the walking)...

  • Education Matters: Del Mar settles with former employee, and other money matters

    Education Matters: Del Mar settles with former employee, and other money matters

    The Del Mar Union School District and permanent certificated employee, known as #199-415, have agreed to settle their differences. This is according to an “Employment Separation, Settlement Agreement and Release of All Claims” document which was approved by the DMUSD Board of Trustees on May 11...

  • Education Matters: Making “the list”

    Education Matters: Making “the list”

    In a note referencing my column two weeks ago about the $25 “fee” the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation charged for physical exams for high school athletes, a parent said this was the tip of the iceberg. Her concern centered on the strong-arm tactics some schools use to raise donations from parents....

  • Filling Doug Perkins’ shoes

    Filling Doug Perkins’ shoes

    “Former Del Mar Union School District trustee Doug Perkins has resigned his position on the San Diego County Board of Education, after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke in February.” That opening sentence in reporter Karen Billing’s story in this newspaper last week is heartbreaking. According...