Moonlight Masquerade, February 7, 1992.
Views of the fire by Crawford High campus on Wednesday, June 22, 0213. Photos by Kelcie Legler Butcher. *See also the following ePacer News Blog link for the back story: http://epacer.tumblr.com/post/51114762666/crawford-neighborhood.
A brush fire next to Crawford High School today, prompting evacuations at the campus but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
The blaze began spreading through the El Cerrito-area gorge near 54th Street and University Avenue shortly before 2PM, pushed by gusty winds out of the south, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Police directed everyone at the nearby Crawford High campus— which was mostly vacant of students due to a shortened class schedule for the day— to clear out as a safety precaution, said a spokesman for San Diego Unified School District.
Police detained a 13-year-old who admitted that he had accidentally ignited the blaze, according to police.
The blaze burned along the athletic fields and sent plumes of smoke onto the school grounds.
About 65 firefighters responded, and a helicopter made water drops from above.
Firefighters worked to stop the flames from reaching nearby homes. It took about 45 minutes to contain the blaze.
Lorena Gonzalez has nominated San Diego Unified trustee Richard Barrera to succeed her to head the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council.
Barrera, a 46-year-old Golden Hill resident, has served on the school board since 2008 and has worked for union organizations for the past decade.
As for possible conflicts of interest, Barrera said he received a legal opinion saying that was not an issue. He said he would recuse himself from voting as a school board member if the Labor Council took a position on an issue facing the district.
If he is appointed to the post, Barrera said he will remain on the San Diego Unified School District’s board of trustees.
Original poem and accompanying photograph from Jessica, 16 as part of the AjA Project’s PhotoCity class. Jessica is a student at Crawford High School. Jessica’s poem is about standing up for your beliefs, whatever they may be.
I live in a community
Where violence is common
Children are killed
Teens have no respect
All you see is a wrecked community
No one cares
No one listens
Someone saves those who are innocent
Those who have hope
Those who have a future
My words aren’t enough
But someone can always make a
Difference by raising their voice,
Stand up for what you
Be a leader
Crawford coach Michael Wright
Check out this UT article from yesterday, May 20, 2013 by John Maffei at: http://hs.utpreps.com/news_article/show/257448 titled: Crawford seeks level playing field. Here’s all you need to need to know about Crawford High football.
iPads, iPhones, interactive whiteboards - Who could have imagined how technology would shape almost every part of our lives? Students have no trouble adapting to the tablets instead of books and interactive technology is adding a whole new dimension to teaching. Many schools in San Diego County are not only keeping up. They’re leading the way by incorporating technology in their teaching. And it’s having a positive impact on student learning and possibly leveling the playing field for education.
Tomorrow night at the 10th Innovations in Education Awards, many schools and their leaders will be recognized for their contributions by the Classroom of the Future Foundation.
San Diego Unified School District will receive the Impact Award for its district-wide commitment to incorporating 21st century technology in the classroom.
The Innovation in Education Awards is an annual, joint event of CFF and SDCOE. The event showcases programs that use unique learning practices in the most innovative and effective ways in K-12 San Diego County public schools. The 2013 Innovation in Education Awards event will be held on the campus of the University of San Diego on Thursday, May 22 from 5PM to 8PM.
The average tuition and fees at a public, four-year university rose to $8,655 in 2012-13, not counting the costs of room and board. That’s 250 percent more than it would have cost in 1982, when a year of college would have set the average student back just $2,423 in today’s dollars.
The tuition at private colleges has increased at a slightly lower rate over the same period: The average four-year private institution costs $29,056, not counting room and board. It would have cost $10,901 in 2012 dollars in 1982.
The pain of the price hikes has been partly offset by an increase in federal grants and tax breaks for college, as well as by private schools offering deeply discounted tuition rates to lower-income students.
Why is college so much more expensive now than it was 30 years ago? Economists fall into two main schools of thought in explaining the trend.
One theory, referred to as the “Bowen Rule,” says the decisions made by many colleges and universities— such as how many administrators to hire and how to spend its cash— primarily drive the cost.
A competing theory, called “Baumol’s cost disease,” posits that higher education is expensive because of outside macroeconomic factors that affect other businesses, specifically that it costs more to hire highly educated workers even in fields that have not grown more productive.
Advances in technology might help colleges cut costs in the future, either by allowing them to have fewer in-person classes as more people take classes online or by streamlining some library costs, among other possibilities. But higher education experts say there’s no silver bullet.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, photo from 1988.