News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Save 10% On Your Order with code OSIDE at HansenSurf.com
News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Defining a woman

Marsha Sutton November 21, 2023
With every trustee praising the potential for conflict resolution in the often divided San Dieguito Union High School District, which has been plagued in recent years with heated dissension, a unanimous vote to approve what the district is calling the One San Dieguito Initiative was anticipated. That is, until one trustee asked the National Conflict Resolution Center president for the definition of a woman.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: The need for conflict resolution in San Dieguito

Marsha Sutton November 18, 2023
With the National Conflict Resolution Center’s help, let’s hope the One San Dieguito Initiative lives up to its promise to lower the temperature in the San Dieguito Union High School District and the greater school community, and find a way to help all players treat one another, even when opinions and beliefs are disparate, with respect.
Blank chalkboard. (Photo by hudiemm, iStock Getty Images)

Education Matters: Public comments under fire

Marsha Sutton October 10, 2023
What goes with the territory of being an elected official on a school board is hearing from the public. It may be inconvenient, tedious or make some uncomfortable (few people come to school boards with praise), but hearing criticism is part of the job description.
Community. (Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash)

Education Matters: The controversy over Diversity Equity Inclusion Belonging

Marsha Sutton July 8, 2023
We don’t give our kids enough credit. Give them the chance to learn our country’s history, which is both inspirational and disturbing, and have faith that they can be critical thinkers who can be empowered to participate fully and intelligently in shaping America’s future. Students want this, teachers want this, and communities need this.
Unity pride flag. (Photo by BrutallyHonestFREE via Pixabay)

Education Matters: Carlsbad Unified’s betrayal of the LGBTQ+ community 

Marsha Sutton June 14, 2023
As we move into summer, where policies about flying Pride and other flags will be developed and debated, I fully expect that the final Carlsbad Unified School District policy will prohibit all flags except the U.S. and California flags. I hope I’m proven wrong.
Election Day. (Photo by Element5 Digital, Unsplash)

Education Matters: Digesting an affront to voter rights

Marsha Sutton May 17, 2023
When a governing body chooses someone who aligns most closely with their own and their superintendent’s personal priorities, but who doesn’t necessarily reflect the concerns of constituents, it is a tainted appointment.
Community. (Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash)

Education Matters: Is ethnic studies teaching kids what, or how, to think?

Marsha Sutton March 31, 2023
No one can deny that students need, now more than ever, a place of learning where acceptance of the “other” can be advanced and where under-represented student populations can learn about their own histories with pride and dignity. It’s how to apply those worthy objectives is where it gets tricky.
Community. (Photo by Clay Banks via Unsplash)

Education Matters: Carlsbad tackles Diversity Equity Inclusion plan

Marsha Sutton March 17, 2023
Ethnic and racial studies programs have been labeled cultural indoctrination simply for attempting to help children understand the brutal effects that hate speech, bullying and harassment can have. Helping children understand this, and providing support to those victimized, are worthy lessons that kids need now more than ever.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Parent group researched by teachers union

Marsha Sutton September 17, 2022
Recently uncovered emails reveal that the California Teachers Association engaged in research, some have called it spying, on the local bipartisan Parent Association group.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: The deafening sound of crickets

Marsha Sutton August 12, 2022
It’s not easy for the public to understand what’s really going on with the the San Dieguito Union High School District redistricting map when the major players won’t talk about it. All we have to go on are a few facts, as minimal as they may be, and educated speculation.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: Chaos at San Dieguito school district

Marsha Sutton June 8, 2022
The San Dieguito Union High School District board will eventually need to come to some decision over this ugly situation: reinstate Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward and incur the wrath of the Asian American community and those who believe she has done irreparable harm, or fire her and incur the wrath of the union, its supporters and foes of Trustee Michael Allman.
The San Dieguito Union High School District offices in Encinitas. (Google Street View photo)

Education Matters: County hearing on San Dieguito maps was first of three

Marsha Sutton April 13, 2022
Choosing a San Dieguito Union High School District election map that violates reasonable expectations for fairness was the wrong tactic to attempt to diffuse union control. As any parent knows, you pick your battles carefully.
Load More Stories
Activate Search
Education Matters