Will Huntsberry, Voice of San Diego

Will Huntsberry

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Team Pickleball Has Resorted to… Radical Activism?

If you are like me you may have missed just how insane people are for pickleball. They love it. They must have it. Only, there isn’t any space. Pickleball is kind of like tennis and one of the best places to play is on a tennis court. As the U-T detailed earlier this month, this […] → Read More

Women In Military More Than Twice as Likely to Die By Suicide as Civilians

For young women in the armed forces to consider suicide – and act on it – is far more common than their civilian peers. → Read More

In One of the Largest Charter School Scams in History, No One Will Serve Jail Time

The ringleaders and others behind a scam that raided millions of dollars from the state will not spend a single day behind bars. Here’s where their pleas and sentences stand. → Read More

Millions Roll Back Into Public Coffers in Wake of A3 Charter Scandal

Another $18.75 million has been paid out to San Diego County in the wake of the A3 online charter school scandal, the District Attorney’s office announced. → Read More

What it Takes to Survive in Our Region

Four individuals gave Voice of San Diego an inside look at their household budgets to show just how much it costs to live in this county. → Read More

The Medical Board Is Investigating Multiple San Diego Doctors for Vaccine Exemptions

A two-year legal battle has ended with a victory for those who want state authorities to crack down on questionable vaccine exemptions for public school students. → Read More

The Learning Curve: Education Can't Solve Poverty Alone, But It Should Do Its Part —

Schools in the United States are not the great equalizer they've been promoted as. In their current state, they can't solve poverty by themselves. → Read More

At 8, He Was a Migrant Worker in North County. Now, He's a School Board Member. —

For someone who started life so afraid of schools, Oscar Caralampio has had an unexpected trajectory. → Read More

The First Year of COVID: Half of San Diego Pandemic Deaths Were Immigrants —

Of all the San Diegans to die of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic, 52 percent were immigrants. → Read More

South Park Doctor Charged with More Improper Vax Exemptions

The Medical Board of California has filed new charges against Dr. Tara Zandvliet, who is already on probation. After her many vaccine exemptions became public knowledge in 2019, state legislators crafted a new law that put any doctors under the microscope who wrote five or more exemptions. → Read More

The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Schools with Higher Poverty Are Testing for COVID Less

COVID-19 has ravaged low-income and Latino communities in San Diego ­— and yet those communities appear to have less access to tests than richer communities. Some performed no tests whatsoever last week. → Read More

The Learning Curve: San Diego Unified Schools with Higher Poverty Are Testing for COVID Less

COVID-19 has ravaged low-income and Latino communities in San Diego ­— and yet those communities appear to have less access to tests than richer communities. Some performed no tests whatsoever last week. → Read More

A New Testing Metric That Controls for School Poverty

Lea esta artículo en español aqui. Test scores don’t necessarily mean what you think they mean. In fact, they are often more reliable indicators of a school’s poverty level than its academic quality. And so with that mind, we’ve created a measurement that begins to control for poverty. The measurement was created in partnership with […] → Read More

Universal TK Is Not So Universal on the Ground

On the ground parents in San Diego Unified are finding out that some so-called universal TK programs are already full. → Read More

What We Know About San Diego Unified’s Superintendent Search

We don’t know whether board members will pick a homegrown educator again, but we do know it would be in keeping with their philosophy of how to run a school district. → Read More

Majority of San Diego High Schoolers Staying in Full-Time Distance Learning

Age, across the board, plays a big role in whether students and their families are choosing to return to campus, according to a Voice of San Diego analysis of reopening data. → Read More

CEO and Board Are Out at Volunteers of America Southwest

Major fallout continues at one of San Diego’s largest charitable organizations, Volunteers of America Southwest, following revelations of alleged fraud and mismanagement. → Read More

The Learning Curve: Testing Requirements Dialed Down for California Schools This Year

This year, California won’t be test-free, but it will be test-lite. → Read More

Ruling in Charter Fraud Case Has Major Implications for Small School Districts

A little-known Education Code provision has allowed some small school districts to collect millions of dollars in fees from online charter schools. But a new ruling in the A3 charter school case could strictly limit how much districts can charge in fees. → Read More

What We Know About San Diego Unified's Reopening Plans

We know students are heading back to school on April 12. But the distance between that knowledge and a detailed picture of how it will work is enough to fill an entire school semester. → Read More