Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY -- State, Local Leaders Recognize Kearny School of Digital Media and Design

Reporters and editors: The following event is happening at one of our
schools next week. If you have any questions, please use the contact
information on the advisory.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 725-5570 (Desk)
(619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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MEDIA ADVISORY, September 16, 2010

CONTACT: Carol Studier (510) 849-4945,

State and Local Leaders Recognize First High School to Become Linked
Learning Certified

School is Model for Improving Graduation Rates

WHO: Jack O¹Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Bill Kowba, Superintendent. San Diego Unified School District
Richard Barrera, President, San Diego Unified School Board
Marty Block, California State Assemblymember
Tiffany Lynch, Community Relations Manager, Time Warner Cable
Students, School of Digital Media and Design

WHAT: Event to recognize the School of Digital Media and Design as the first
pathway to achieve Linked Learning Certification. The School of Digital and
Media Design, with 77% of its students of color and 68% socioeconomically
disadvantaged, has increased its state Academic Performance Index by 167
points over five years. 95% of its students head to postsecondary education
after graduation. It received national recognition this year as a Blue
Ribbon School. At the event students will present a website completed with
media and technology assistance from Time Warner.

Linked Learning is a high school improvement approach that combines strong
academics, demanding technical education, and real world experience in a
pathway centered around an industry theme, such as engineering, biomedicine
and health, or arts and media.

WHERE: Kearny High Educational Complex - Auditorium, 7651 Wellington Way,
San Diego, CA

WHEN: September 30th from 9:15am to 10:00am


Learn more about ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career at

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