SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The state Department of Education Tuesday nominated three San Diego County schools to be national Blue Ribbon campuses.
The nominees are:
-- Edison Elementary School, San Diego;
-- Palomar Elementary School, Chula Vista; and
-- San Diego International Studies, San Diego.
They are among 35 schools nominated statewide for the Blue Ribbon award, which honors high-performing and improving campuses.
"These schools all share a deep commitment to the education and well-being of their students," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "We've recognized them on the state level, and now I hope their outstanding work and remarkable progress will be further spotlighted nationally."
Federal guidelines call for nominees to be in the 85th percentile statewide for students scoring proficient or advanced in English-language arts and mathematics on the state assessments, or have disadvantaged children make up 40 percent of the student body and be among the top 10 percent in test score improvement over the last five years.
A five year old girl's dream came true today with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Leona, who lives in San Marcos and is battling cancer, wished to have the ultimate pirate ship playhouse in her backyard.
In celebration of American Heart Month, Rady Children's Hospital hosted its 34th annual Heart Party. It was a chance for former heart patients and the doctors who treated them to reunite.
Fair, warm and dry weather continues through Saturday, but an onshore flow will bring low clouds and fog Saturday night and much cooler weather to the county on Sunday.
Neighbors say the Prince Recycling Center on Voltaire Street is attracting crime and transients, and they want the center to move out of the area.
Few of us really know how our coworkers spend their time when they are off the clock. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff gets to know Ryan Brothers - a writer here at KFMB Stations and News 8 - who put his own signature on Mission Trails Regional Park.
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A local company is on the cutting edge of ocean exploration using unmanned vehicles powered by wind and sun and the future looks bright for these ocean drones, which currently are being tested off the coast of San Diego.