Christie Ritter, Voice of San Diego

Christie Ritter

Voice of San Diego

San Diego, CA, United States

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Past articles by Christie:

Common Core Isn't Adding Up Yet for San Diego Students

New data provides a peek at student achievement since Common Core has been introduced in San Diego schools. → Read More

The Scott Barnett Exit Interview

The firebrand of the school board says he's relieved to fade out of the public eye. An outspoken voice for accountability and reining in spending, Barnett says, → Read More

Parents Want More Say Over San Diego Unified’s Calendar — Starting With Day One

Parents are wary of pushing the first day of school before Labor Day, a move they say would be disruptive to families. → Read More

No, the New La Jolla Schools Agreement Isn’t Elitist

The La Jolla cluster partnership agreement gives the schools freedom to make common-sense decisions, something the multi-layered bureaucracy of the San Diego Unified School District is often lacking. → Read More

Cindy Marten’s First-Year Report Card

One thing is clear a year into Marten's tenure: Running a struggling elementary school is a lot easier than leading a bureaucracy with 13,000 employees, 132,000 students and 226 schools. → Read More

San Diego Unified’s New Accountability Plan Looks Familiar

The district went on a listening tour before drafting a plan for how it will approach the state's new local funding measure. But parents and stakeholders say that instead of incorporating that feedback, the district simply rehashed its existing Vision 2020 plan. → Read More

A Surge of Absences at San Diego Unified – By Teachers

More classes are being taught by substitute teachers as regular teachers attend a series of trainings to learn the new Common Core standards. → Read More