Thursday, September 12, 2013

Join the discussion at SD Unified Facebook and Twitter pages

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Parents, guardians and community members are invited to join in the discussion about San Diego's schools by becoming part of San Diego Unified's social media Facebook and Twitter sites.

Those who "like" the district on Facebook and "follow" San Diego Unified on Twitter receive daily updates on all the best of what Superintendent Cindy Marten calls "Education, San Diego style." Daily news items are those collected for the Friday Notes weekly e-digest, so you'll get the latest as much as six days before the newsletter arrives in your email box. And, as a Facebook "like," you can comment on these issues.

Since founding its Facebook and Twitter pages in 2009, it has grown to have one of the largest followings for a district its size in the US. As of this week, more than 3,200 "like" the district on its English-language Facebook page (there's also a Spanish-language version), and nearly 6,800 Twitter followers.

Superintendent Cindy Marten has also established her own Facebook page, with insights from the events she's attended and issues she's tackling as leader of California's second-largest school district.
Social media has evolved into an important connection in the lives of families. The San Diego Unified Facebook and Twitter feeds primarily deliver stories about student achievement and school programs, in addition to district operations news. In case of local emergencies, the district has also used Twitter, Facebook and individual school websites to distribute important information.