Education

8 CANDIDATES IN RUNNING FOR 2 SEATS ON GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 19, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – For the first time,  the Grossmont Union High School District will elect its board trustees by individual trustee districts this fall, not at-large elections.  The two seats up for grabs have each attracted four candidates (eight total) offering candidates some diverse choices.

BLOCK BILL REQUIRING VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS FOR CALIFORNIA LAW STUDENTS HEADS TO GOVERNOR

 

East County News Service

August 17, 2016 (Sacramento) - A bill requiring law students to complete 50 hours of supervised volunteer or pro bono service before taking the bar exam will go the governor after the state senate voted late Monday to approve changes made in the Assembly.

EARTHTALK®: HELPING SCHOOLS GO SOLAR

 

From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine

August 12, 2016 (San Diego) -- Dear EarthTalk: I am interested in helping my school get solar panels on the roof to show students how we can be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Are there any resources or grants out there to help schools go solar? --
Charles Hamilton, Warren, OH

GROSSMONT COLLEGE WELCOMES LORENZE LEGASPI AS NEWEST VP







Source:  Grossmont-Cuyamaca College news release

August 12, 2016 (El Cajon) - As Grossmont College’s senior leader in Administrative Services, Lorenze Legaspi’s job is to oversee the business end of operations at East County’s oldest community college. But the Bay Area native points out that beyond fiscal management and budgeting, the bottom line is serving students and ensuring that decisions are made with their success uppermost in mind.

SDSU LACROSSE HONORED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

 

This is the Aztecs’ second team academic honor in the program’s young history

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: goaztecs.com

August 2, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women's lacrosse team was honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) for outstanding academic achievement, the organization announced. The Aztecs were named an IWLCA Academic Honor Squad for posting a grade point average over 3.0 during the 2015-16 school year.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS RECOGNIZED BY ITA

 

Four Aztecs and team as a whole earn academic recognition

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

July 29, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team and four individuals were recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD GARNERS USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM ACCOLADES

 

Aztecs land three individuals on USTFCCCA All-Academic Team; Posts a 3.07 team GPA

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Kassidy Ellis was one of the Aztecs to receive honors.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

July 28, 2016 (New Orleans) - San Diego State was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team selection on Thursday. Led by Kassidy Ellis, Alexa Evans and Ellison Grove, the Aztecs finished the 2016 campaign with a 3.07 cumulative GPA.

PASSAGES: PHILANTHROPIST CONRAD PREBYS PASSES AWAY AT 82

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County News Service

July 25, 2016 (San Diego) — Conrad Prebys, a generous philanthropist who supported numerous San Diego nonprofit organizations, health and education centers, died Sunday, July 24th of cancer at Scripps Mercy Hospital with his family at his side.

GOVERNOR SIGNS BLOCK BILL REQUIRING MORE DISCLOSURES BY NON-ABA ACCREDITED LAW SCHOOLS

 

East County News Service

July 24, 2016 (San Diego) -- Law schools that are not accredited by the American Bar Association would be required to post more information about tuition costs, class sizes, number of faculty, bar passage rate and employment outcomes for their students under a bill by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) and approved this week today by the governor.

CANDIDATES CAN NOW FILE TO RUN FOR GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE ELECTIONS; FILING DEADLINE IS AUGUST 12

No filing fees, ballot statement costs  $315 to $360 in smaller trustee districts

By Miriam Raftery

July 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County ) – For the first time, the Grossmont Union High School District will hold elections in November for individual trustee districts.   There are no filing fees, though modest fees are charged for candidates to publish ballot statements. With smaller districts, the cost for ballot statements is far less than in the past --just $315 in Trustee Area 1 (Lemon Grove/Spring Valley/La Prensa),which is an open seat, and $360 in Trustee Area 2 (La Mesa/Casa de Oro/Mt. Helix and part of Rancho San Diego) currently represented by Jim Stieringer.

The candidate filing period opened July 18 and closes August 12th.  August 12 is also the deadline for candidates to submit ballot statements, which for the first time will be accepted electronically.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO TAKE A LARGER ROLE IN PREPARING SDSU AND CAL STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS FRESHMEN NEEDING BASIC SKILLS COURSEWORK





East County News Service



July 19, 2016 (San Diego) - A new $2 million grant will give area community colleges a larger role in helping many students get a successful start at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos by sharpening their math and English skills.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE CLOSED UNTIL TUESDAY DUE TO POWER OUTAGE

 

 

East County News Service

 

June 30, 2016 (El Cajon) – Crews working on an electrical power line caused a power outage that has forced closure of Grossmont College on Wednesday.

Anne Krueger with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District said all classes have been cancelled and offices closed on the campus until after the July 4th holiday.  The school will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 27, 2016 (Washington D.C. ) — By a slim 4-3 margin, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that affirmative action is legal and that it is constitutional for public colleges and universities to consider race as a factor for admission. But the court also cautioned that educators must also show that other means of addressing diversity have failed.

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE CANCELS REST OF SCHOOL YEAR, MOVES GRADUATIONS

East County News Service

June 22, 2016 (San Diego's East County -- Due to the Border Fire,the Mountain Empre school district has posted the following information on rescheduling graduations to El Capitan High School for high school and middle school students, as well as cancellation of classes:

PASSAGES: RICK ALEXANDER, FORMER GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNTY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER AND REALTOR

 

East County News Service

June 21, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Rick Alexander, a prominent East County realtor, long-time member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Board, and active member in community organizations passed away June 13th.  A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 9th at 10 a.m. in the Performing Arts Theatre at Cuyamaca College. All are welcome to attend.

UPDATE ON SCHOOLS AND GRADUATION SERVICE IN MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 21, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – All schools in the Mountain Empire school district remain closed today due to the Border Fire.   The Mountain Empire High School graduation is tentatively set to be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. contingent on air quality and fire conditions. 

ONE-THIRD OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDOCUMENTED COLLEGE STUDENTS IN CA REMAIN UNUSED

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 12, 2016 (San Diego) – Five years ago, the California Dream Act authorized grants to help undocumented immigrant students attend community colleges, public universities and some private colleges.  But last year, about one-third of that “Dreamer” scholarship money was not given out, Ed Source reports.

ALPINE’S SCHOOL DISTRICT TO JOIN APPEAL OF CASE AGAINST GROSSMONT

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 9,2016 (Alpine) –The Alpine Union School District’s board has voted unanimously to file an appeal of a decision by Superior Court Judge Joel Pressman, who ruled against the AUSD and Alpine Taxpayers for Bond Accountability in their case against the Grossmont Union High School District. The taxpayers group has previously announced that it will also appeal the ruling.

The groups argue that Grossmont should turn over Prop H bond money that voters approved with the intent to build a high school in Alpine. Judge Pressman sided with Grossmont, finding that the bond measure allowed but did not require construction of the school.

CARUTHERS, ADAMS TO RUN OFF IN NOVEMBER FOR GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COLLEGE DISTRICT SEAT

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

 

June 8,2016 (San Diego’s East County)—Timothy Caruthers won 59% of the vote in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 4 race. He will run off in November against Elena Adams, who received 33% of the vote. Incumbent Mary Kay Rosinski, who withdrew from the race but whose name still appeared on the ballot, got 9%. 

Although the race is nonpartisan, Rosinski was a Democrat and Adams has the backing of the Democratic Party after Rosinski’s withdrawal.  Caruthers is endorsed by the Republican Party, giving the GOP a chance to pick up a seat on the community college board in November.

IT’S OFFICIAL: STATE APPROVES REDISTRICTING OF GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Voters in the Grossmont Union-High School District this fall will be casting ballots for candidates in five separate trustee districts, under a redistricting plan approved in May by the California Board of Education.    Candidates who wish to file to run in one of the new districts can do so starting July 18 with a deadline of August 12 for candidacy filings.

No signatures are required to run in these districts. There is no filing fee, however there is a fee for having a statement in the ballot. The amount has not yet been determined, but a candidacy guide will be available soon, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu told East County Magazine today.

HELIX STUDENTS HELP SAVE SEA BASS

 

Source: Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute

Photo: California Dept. of Fish and Game

May 31, 2016 (La Mesa) — Students from Helix Charter High School in La Mesa will release tagged juvenile white sea bass into local waters off Crown Point tomorrow to restore healthy population levels as a participants in Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute’s “Sea Bass in the Classroom” (SITC), STEM education program.

COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION TAKES STAND IN ALPINE HIGH SCHOOL ISSUES

 

“Save Alpine High” GoFundMe site launched to pay for legal appeal

By Miriam Raftery

May 30, 2016 (Alpine) — The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is speaking out against the Grossmont Union-High School District for failing to honor the intent of voters who supported Proposition U.  The group’s new leader, Haney Hong, has also sharply criticized the GUHSD for spending taxpayer money on legal action while refusing to fund construction of an Alpine high school.

JEWISH WOMAN FORCED TO HIDE FROM ANTI-ISRAEL ACTIVISTS AT UC-IRVINE

 

By Shani Shahmoon, Originally published in the New York Observer

http://observer.com/2016/05/jewish-woman-forced-to-hide-from-anti-israel-activists-at-uc-irvine/

Photo by Paula Prizio

May 22, 2016 (Irvine) -- An event hosted by a pro-Israel student group ended abruptly Wednesday night as police were called to protect attendees from an angry mob that had gathered. One student who never made it inside the venue called 9-1-1 as she hid in fear from anti-Israel activists who chased her into a building on the University of California-Irvine campus.

MORE THAN 4,200 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES TO BE AWARDED TO GROSSMONT, CUYAMACA GRADUATES



East County News Service




May 18, 2016 (El Cajon) - A busy academic year highlighted by new leadership at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges culminates with commencement ceremonies June 1 and 2, where more than 4,200 degrees and certificates will be awarded.

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