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NAFSCE Newsletter

NAFSCE comes to us highly recommended, but we are not endorsing it, only passing it on. Let us know your thoughts if you find it helpful!

A COVID-19 Silver Lining? New learning and funding opportunities become available at a steady pace

Greetings Members, Partners, and Stakeholders, As we all work through the changing expectations created by the pandemic in remote learning, family engagement, student assessment, and more, several organizations have stepped up their efforts to provide guidance and support.

SDG&E Seeking Input on Electric Vehicle Charging

We received the following announcement from San Diego Gas and Electric. (Note: SDG&E has generously provided sponsorship to our Branch.)

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is seeking input from your community!

California has set aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A key way to meet those goals is through increasing the use of electricity as a transportation fuel. SDG&E is committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles.

SDG&E’s Clean Transportation team is seeking the public’s input on its proposed “Power Your Drive Extension Program.” This program would allow SDG&E to install 2,000 chargers at 200 locations over two years. These chargers would be installed at apartments, condominium complexes and workplaces — locations where most charging takes place. For more detailed information on Power Your Drive, please see the attached document.

The team at SDG&E will briefly outline its proposal, then ask community members for their feedback and expectations. CPUC Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen and CPUC staff will also be in attendance to respond to any comments and questions regarding the program. Here is your chance to have a say on the future of transportation in your community. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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We received the following announcement:

The PSRO (Parent-Student-Resident Organization) will be hosting a virtual 2020 debate for the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education candidates. Please find the meet the candidates’ information attached.

The goal of this public debate on Education is to listen to our 2020 Board of Education candidates and have a meaningful and respectful dialogue among parents, students, and residents about who will best represent their voices at the SDUSD Board of Education. The candidates will be answering and discussing Area-specific and District-wide questions.

Friday May 29th, 2020
4 – 6:30PM

Please join us through Zoom, Facebook, or conference call through the link below.

Please RSVP and submit your Area-specific and District-wide questions.


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COVID-19 and Educational Civil Rights

10am May 7th

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 and Educational Civil Rights: A Rising Tide of Litigation Issues. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

COVID-19 has wreaked unprecedented havoc on families, schools and school districts across the nation. Above all, it has magnified racial and ethnic inequities not just in schools, but also across communities and states. While states and school districts have physically closed many schools, they still have duties to deliver a quality education to every child and to deliver that education in an equitable and meaningful manner.

Job Rights & COVID-19

Blue Cross-Blue Shield presents top California Employment Lawyer, Angela Reddock-Wright, will provide up-to-date information regarding employer obligations to their employees in the wake of the pandemic. She will provide an overview of the new federal stimulus bill and share federal, state and local resources. And she will answer your questions!

Online Friday, May 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT

Register here

In Support of Black Media

April 21, 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, black media is on the frontline providing reliable information to the communities they service. We are especially proud of the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, that at the direction of their Publisher, Dr. John Warren made their online newspapers free and began to keep their constituents educated and informed daily. Dr. Warren went even a step further and began to provide hardship copies of the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint weekly to thousands of food distribution bags given to in-need families in our community at no cost. 

The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint is a shining example of leadership and should be celebrated for their love and respect of the communities they service. 

I encourage the continued support of black media and the San Diego Voice and Viewpoint for, “A people without a voice can not be heard”.

Thank you,

Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch

MobyMax – Fix Learning Gaps

MobyMax comes to us highly recommended, but we are not endorsing it, only passing it on. Let us know your thoughts if you give it a try.

The Most Efficient

Save a ton of time while your students quickly catch up to grade level. MobyMax makes a teacher’s life easier. Simple to use and learn, MobyMax immediately starts saving time for teachers. For example, students automatically begin fixing missing skills from the automatic placement test. In other words, teachers see progress reports without even having to assign a lesson. Even better, the built-in motivation tools and rewards keep students eager to learn more without teacher intervention.

Fortune Distance Learning

Fortune Distance Learning comes to us highly recommended as a source for free material while schools are closed, but we are not endorsing it, only passing it on. Let us know your thoughts if you give it a try.

Fortune School is excited to partner with you on your educational journey.

The resources below are FREE, high-quality, distance learning resources for your scholars. Fortune has created virtual classrooms where scholars can join to watch videos of Fortune School teachers providing instruction and complete virtual assignments.

Fortune School will be providing virtual office hours with our teachers.