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.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.