Article By Jim Evans of the Escondido Times Advocate
The Classical Academies’ CEO Cameron Curry provided a local perspective on learning loss during the pandemic. Many charter schools like The Classical Academies were quick to pivot to distance learning while schools across the state were shuttered.
Coastal Academy Science teacher Bridget Biernaki kicked off the science fair season with Coastal Academy alumni and Greater San Diego Science Fair (GSDSEF) Finalists Raj Pabari, Aaron McKeeman, and Anna Nunez. The students shared their science fair success stories, how failure led to success, and how this experience shaped them. These presentations motivated middle school students to consider the science fair journey themselves. The students shared how participating in the science fair can help students discover their passions and develop project management, research, math, and public speaking skills. The Greater San Diego Science Fair has provided a forum for independent research in science, technology, engineering, and math since 1955. It seeks to inspire the next generation of scientific thought, discovery, and innovation. For more information about GSDSEF, visit here.
North San Diego County is experiencing broad economic changes that continue to create economic opportunity. Erik Bruvold, CEO of the North County Economic Development Council (NCEDC), discusses career opportunities for the future in our region, including careers in life sciences, healthcare, biotechnology, hospitality, and engineering.
The Classical Academy, K-8 campus celebrated the completion of a new playground with an official ribbon cutting in late August. The project, which included a new play structure, shade structure, sandbox, swings, and artificial turf, will serve hundreds of students ages 5-12. Students gathered excitedly to play in this much-anticipated space, bursting through the ribbon cutting to experience the new project, which replaced gopher-ridden fields and outdated equipment.
As students prepare to leave for college, parents are wondering what this new relationship might look like. Kyle and Wendy Menig, founders of The Two10 Group, a coaching and consulting non-profit, share how parents can move from coach to counselor and learn to set boundaries to help students develop and grow into responsible, independent adults. Listen Here!