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 woman was seriously hurt after a car driven by a 52-year-old man veered off a road and onto a sidewalk Sunday in the Valencia Park area, police said.
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According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
San Diego police are trying to make contact with a robbery suspect inside a house in the 4300 block of Beta in the Mountain View area.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.