Parents are ‘primary’ in the education at Classical Academies

“Parents are the primary educator,” according to The Classical Academies. Parents, with the support of teachers, are at the center of this public charter school system which offers a mix of distance and hybrid learning strategies at its campuses in Escondido, Oceanside and Vista. At first, Karen DeVault, with four children enrolled at the system’s Escondido campuses, admits that the […]


News of Escondido residents attending college here, there and everywhere Students named to Dean’s List at Biola University More than 1,500 students were named to the Biola University Dean’s List in spring 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose […]

Catholic university to have in-person classes beginning Sept. 30

Students will return to the campus of John Paul the Great Catholic University beginning September 30, said Derry Connolly Ph.D., President & professor of business at the university, which is based on Grand Avenue.  “Yes – we will have in-person classes when we begin Fall quarter on Sept 30th. We are thrilled,” said Dr. Connolly.  The university will have 250 […]

High school students prefer ‘blended model,’ but year begun with virtual learning only

Prior to last week’s opening of the new school year (August 25), the Escondido Union High School District required registration of its students and asked them to select their learning preference:  either distance learning or a “blended model” (with face-to-face instruction two days of the week).  The district reports that 89% of students (assuming parental approval) chose the Two-Day Blended […]

Palomar’s drone program earns new FAA Designation

Palomar College is among the first higher education institutions in the nation to be accepted into a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) training initiative called the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI). “This national recognition is a well-deserved honor for the faculty, students, industry partners and alumni-entrepreneurs who have made Palomar’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program one of the […]


News of Escondido residents attending college and universities here, there and everywhere! Escondido resident named to Simmons University dean’s list Emily Plummer, Escondido resident, was named to the 2020 spring semester dean’s list at Simmons University in Boston. To qualify for dean’s list status, undergraduate students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, based on 12 or […]

Escondido elementary schools: ready for new year, geared up for distance learning

Escondido’s elementary schools began launch of the new school year this past week, with distribution of materials, a webinar welcome from the superintendent and ongoing preparation for distance learning. With the August 25 first day of school, the district will be implementing total distant learning  – rather than either face-to-face instruction or some hybrid model (face-to-face/virtual) — as mandated by […]

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