SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three schools in San Diego County were Thursday named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Kearny School of Digital Media and Design in San Diego, Otay Elementary School in Chula Vista and The Preuss School at UC San Diego are among 254 public and 50 private schools nationwide to receive the designation.
The DOE honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels, or that have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students.
"Our nation has a responsibility to help all children realize their full potential," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
"Schools honored with the Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to achievement and to ensuring that students learn and succeed," Duncan said. "Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and must receive a quality education."
An awards ceremony is planned for Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.