(NEWS 8) - For parents looking to get their children involved in bilingual education, there are more than a few local options.
The San Diego Unified School District offers biliteracy and language immersion programs in nine different languages and is encouraging parents to take advantage of the open enrollment opportunities.
Some families who speak languages other than English at home feel that the emphasis on language at school should be English, but district superintendent Dr. Sofia Friere says that the district wants to encourage students and families to be bilingual. Research shows that bilingual students have an easier time with social, academic and cognitive development. Also, a recent survey of California employers shows that companies are interested in hiring bilingual employees.
The district's enrollment center is accepting applications through November 14 and space is limited. Friere says that the district receives over 1,000 applications each year but doesn't have enough space to meet parents' needs.
A proposal is going before the SDUSD Board of Education Tuesday to convert John Muir School into a kindergarten through 8th grade language immersion school teaching Spanish and French.
Professional football is back in San Diego for the first time in more than two years. The San Diego Fleet's first ever home game against the Atlanta Legends got underway Sunday evening at SDCCU stadium.
An hours-long standoff ended Sunday afternoon after a man barricaded himself in a Poway building for much of the morning and early afternoon.
A resident of a Ramona house was unaccounted for Saturday after flames fully engulfed the structure and firefighters planned to resume their search Sunday morning, authorities said.
The San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame will induct five local women for their life's achievements next month, the organization announced Sunday.
San Diego police on Saturday released the names of the SWAT officers involved in a shooting and a standoff in Paradise Hills early on Valentine's Day.
Following a series of low pressures, a stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
One person was shot and seriously injured outside a Kearny Mesa restaurant Friday night - sending diners running for cover.