Keeping At-Risk San Diego Kids in School? It’s Science

TO:  ASSIGNMENT & PHOTO DESKS CONTACT:  Erica Holloway                                      Galvanized Strategies for San Diego After-School All-Stars                     Contact:  (619) 796-1651 /          KEEPING AT-RISK KIDS IN SCHOOL? IT’S SCIENCE Ashford University Donating $20K to STEM CampUs After-School All-Stars ***LIVE: Kids To Demonstrate “Balloon-Powered Cars” Engineering Project WHO/WHAT:     STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering … Continue reading

United Parents for Education Push Kids First

United Parents for Education has always been about pushing a kids-first agenda in the San Diego Unified School District. In the last week, that effort took on new life. By spearheading the ‘Four the Kids,’ they launched a public campaign to take a seat at the teacher union bargaining table … Continue reading

SDUSD Parents Push Students’ Needs in Teacher Contracts

‘Four the Kids’ Presenting Four Items to San Diego Unified School Board SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 8, 2014) — Parents pushing student needs as part of ongoing teacher contract negotiations, including a comprehensive adult-on-student bullying policy, will address the San Diego Unified School (SDUSD) Board meeting on Tuesday. The meeting … Continue reading


’420 Remix’ Celebrates 11th Year Promoting Drug-Free Life Choices WHAT:  Youth-produced anti-pot PSA videos will compete for cash prizes on the unofficial marijuana holiday of 420, or National Weed Day. The North Coastal Prevention Coalition’s (NCPC) 11th Annual 420 Remix invites students from middle and high schools throughout San Diego … Continue reading

Opinion Editorials: Are You Actually Expressing an ‘Opinion?’

Some public relations tactics, like opinion-editorials, can make a meaningful impact for clients. But far too often, they lack the true opinion oomph. So, before getting to the “I want to write an op-ed” stage, let’s first define an editorial. Editorials are meant to influence public opinion, promote critical thinking, … Continue reading

Carlsbad Fighting San Diego’s No. 1 Overdose Killer

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          March 13, 2014                                                                         CARLSBAD TAKING ACTION AGAINST NO. 1 OVERDOSE KILLER North Coastal Prevention Coalition to Honor City of Carlsbad for Installing Prescription Drug Collection Box in Recognition of California Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month   CARLSBAD (March 13, 2014) —- The North Coastal … Continue reading

Education Coalition Launch in SD Media Spotlight

CLEAR Coalition Unveils 4-point Plan for Transparent School Spending Education coalition members, including *San Diego United Parents for Education, launched a new effort yesterday outside Emerald Plaza grabbing some of the local media spotlight. Read the 4-Point Plan: The Coalition for Local Education through Accountability of Resources, or CLEAR, … Continue reading

NEWS CONFERENCE: Jerry Sanders, Education Advocates Launch New Effort Tuesday

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erica Holloway Media Consultant, United Parents for Education (619) 796-1651   San Diego Leaders’ Call for CLEAR Public Schools Business, Education Coalition Fight for Greater Transparency, Results WHAT:  United Parents for Education (UPforEd) to join the launch of the newly-formed ‘Coalition for Local … Continue reading

Drive-thru Booze? Oceanside Reviews Liquor Policy

Liquor Licensing Deserve Broader Discussion, NCPC Says Would you like booze with that? Perhaps, if you’re at an Oceanside drive-through. Last night, Deputy Mayor Esther Sanchez called for a review of the city’s fast-food liquor license policy at a regular board meeting. The move could possibly lead to a ban … Continue reading