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January 13, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego school board, objecting to the anti-gay policy of the Boy Scouts of America, voted unanimously Tuesday to oust the Scouts from running school-day programs in the eighth-largest district in the nation. "We have to send a message to Scout leaders locally and nationally," school board member Ron Ottinger said. "We will welcome you back into our school district when you end this discrimination." The board's action was decried by Boy Scout leaders but praised by gay activists.
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September 11, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A San Diego elementary school principal has been put on leave after being arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs, authorities said Wednesday. Rachel Escobedo, 45, principal of Lee Elementary School in the Paradise Hills neighborhood, was arrested Saturday while sitting in a car with a male companion. Police found a small amount of marijuana and also a white substance that is being tested, officials said. The case is under review by the district attorney's office, which has not yet filed charges.
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March 20, 1996 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Five years after embarking on a plan to aggressively integrate disabled children into regular classes, the San Diego City Unified School District sends these warnings to Los Angeles Unified as it begins a similar landmark undertaking this week: Parents: Expect your disabled children to receive fewer support services than promised and don't assume that your fight for equal treatment is over the day that they begin school in a regular classroom.
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May 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
  The San Diego school board has declined to overturn the two-day suspensions meted out to 31 high-school students for being part of a "twerking video" shot on campus. After hearing complaints from parents that the suspensions were too harsh and could hurt their children's chances of being admitted to college, the San Diego Unified School District governing board met in closed session Tuesday night. Board members emerged to announce that the state Education Code bars them from overturning the suspensions given out by administrators to students at Scripps Ranch High School.
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December 25, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many San Diego-area students already are learning the basics of AIDS prevention, with their school districts ahead of a new state law requiring all secondary students to receive basic AIDS education beginning next fall. In San Diego Unified, the nation's eighth-largest urban system, all students from grades six through 12 now receive at least one hour of AIDS education a year.
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June 5, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
In June, 1987, an independent commission of prominent San Diegans issued a major study calling for teachers and principals to try new ways of teaching, for stronger community support and for better use of technology. At the time, many regular observers of the San Diego city school system predicted that the "schools of the future" report would follow the traditional path of many such documents, gathering dust as it sat neglected on office bookshelves. But two years later, the San Diego Unified School District seems awash in reform after a series of seminars to explain the report to teachers--although no one can quite define what the word reform means and where the efforts might lead.
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March 22, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW and RICHARD SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The San Diego city school system has been jolted by the deaths during the weekend of two district administrators, including a top-ranking one, in what police have termed a murder-suicide. Associates of one of the victims, meanwhile, contend that the police made their judgment too quickly and are demanding further investigation.
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March 10, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alan Bersin, who as United States attorney for San Diego and Imperial counties has served as the "border czar" overseeing a crackdown on illegal immigration and drug smuggling, was named Monday as superintendent of the San Diego school system, the eighth-largest in the nation. Bersin, 51, succeeds Bertha Pendleton, who is retiring this summer after 41 years as a teacher and administrator in San Diego schools.
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June 3, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proposition O, which promises $215 million to renovate San Diego city schools, was leading after a tight battle Tuesday night as polls drew remarkably few voters. If the measure doesn't win voters' approval, school officials vowed to bring it to the polls once again in the fall. "I expected it would be extremely close," said schools Supt. Tom Payzant. "If it's not successful, it will be my recommendation that we go back to the voters in November and request approval again."
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October 7, 1990 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Say you walked into a typical elementary school classroom and saw some students leaning against the window counter while reading their books, a few children on the floor painting, still others lounging in bean bag chairs with assignments, three or four talking with each other at their desks, and one or two walking back and forth to the pencil sharpener every 10 minutes. The traditional reaction would be one of horror at the seeming chaos.
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April 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Nineteen people are being charged with selling drugs after an undercover operation at four high schools in northern San Diego County by youthful sheriff's deputies posing as students, officials said Tuesday. Nine are current or former students and 10 are adults, said Sheriff Bill Gore. Of the 19, 16 were arrested Tuesday morning without incident; three of the adults are at large. "The take-away from today is this: If you want to buy [or sell] illegal drugs, you very well could be talking to a deputy sheriff," Gore said.
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October 28, 2012 | By Tony Perry and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - The days when auto shop was a major part of the high school curriculum have long since been consigned to revivals and reruns of the musical "Grease. " But auto shop's long skid in the face of budget cuts and a shift toward college-prep classes may be reversing. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the San Diego Unified School District, where officials have built automotive program facilities at three high schools and hope to upgrade shops at two other schools if voters approve a bond issue next month.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein
"Devolved" is a wan spoof of TV's "Lost" and "Survivor" as seen through the prism of high school dynamics. Writer-director John Cregan covers the basics of character, situation and theme here but never finds his comic footing, resulting in a debut feature that's more tired than inspired. After a whale-watching expedition goes bad, a group of San Diego high school seniors becomes shipwrecked on a desert island off the coast of Mexico, where the popular kids face off against the "unpopulars" in a battle for supremacy.
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August 11, 2010 | By Tony Barboza and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Friends and family members Tuesday mourned the deaths of two recent San Diego high school graduates and a college cheerleading coach from Corona who were killed in a fiery, three-vehicle collision near Bishop late Monday that also injured 16 people, five critically. Cathedral Catholic High School graduates Amanda Paige Post, 18, of Encinitas and Natalie Nield, whose age and hometown were not available, were killed when the sport utility vehicle in which they were riding rolled through the center divider into oncoming traffic just before 8:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. 395 a few miles south of Bishop, authorities said.
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October 18, 2009 | By Jason Felch and Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
For The Record Los Angeles Times Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of Sunday's Section A about evaluating teacher performance reported that the San Diego teachers unions spent nearly $400,000 in this fall's school board elections. The elections were held in 2008. -- For The Record Los Angeles Times Sunday, October 25, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction Teacher evaluations: An article in some editions of the Oct. 18 Section A about evaluating teacher performance reported that the San Diego teachers unions spent nearly $400,000 in this fall's school board elections.
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July 12, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A retired Navy admiral now serving as a top official with the San Diego school system pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of violating anti-lobbying rules by trying to help a private firm land a Department of Defense contract. Retired Rear Adm. Jose Luis Betancourt Jr., 58, was sentenced to one year of probation and a $15,000 fine. In a brief appearance before Magistrate Judge Nita L.
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June 29, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When her second-grade students made some childish but homophobic comments, teacher Toni Wanic thought she knew a gentle way to teach tolerance. She invited her 27-year-old son, who is gay, to come to her class the next day and answer her students' questions about gay people and AIDS and whether gays are irredeemably different from other people. Wanic's students asked questions without hesitation: Do all gay people have AIDS? Does everyone with AIDS die? When did you know you were gay?
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June 11, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From South Bay to San Marcos, 19,630 students are expected to graduate from the 71 comprehensive high schools, continuation and special education schools in San Diego County over the next two weeks. The commencements begin at 9:30 a.m. today, when the 10 graduates of Sierra Vista High School, a special education school in the Vista Unified district, accept certificates of completion.
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January 10, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
The governor appointed an acting secretary of education Tuesday, choosing a loyal insider who is likely to lower the profile of the office, while pushing an agenda that includes improved vocational education and more transparency on school performance. Scott Himelstein, 49, follows two strong and sometimes controversial personalities: former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and former San Diego schools Supt. Alan Bersin.
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