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M.G. Perez

Education Reporter

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M.G. Perez covers stories on education systems in the San Diego region, from Pre-K to college. In addition to a background in journalism, M.G. spent seven years as a teacher with San Diego Unified School District, in classrooms supporting students with mild to severe special needs.

Prior to becoming a teacher, M.G.’s extensive career in broadcast journalism included general assignment reporting at KFMB-TV in San Diego, KPRC-TV in Houston, KGO-TV in San Francisco, and WNBC-TV in New York.

M.G. is also an advocate for and active member of the local arts community. In January 2017, he founded the San Diego Theatre Connection, a grassroots organization with a mission to promote quality entertainment and raise awareness, donations, and volunteerism for charities. He also serves on the organizational committee of the San Diego International Fringe Festival and is a Drama Ministry Coordinator and member of University Christian Church in Hillcrest.

M.G. is a native Texan, with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with emphasis in Theatre from the University of Houston Downtown. He holds a master’s degree in special education from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Recent Stories by M.G. Perez

Students at Patrick Henry High School in Del Ce...

High School Students Rally For Climate Change Solutions

Sept. 24
By M.G. Perez

Students went "on strike" Friday to draw attention to climate change.

Michelle Dion-Bernier teaching at Urban Discove...

San Diego Charter School Issues Vaccination Mandate

Sept. 22
By M.G. Perez

The move by Urban Discovery School comes as a charter school alliance reports increased enrollment in charters due to the COVID pandemic.

Justin Leung and his parents Wing and Monette m...

Students Move-in To UC San Diego Campus With Strict COVID-19 Protocols

Sept. 21
By M.G. Perez

Students moved in on campus Tuesday for the fall semester at UC San Diego.

4-year-old Max Martinez getting tested at the s...

Parents React To Pfizer Announcement Of Vaccine For 5-to-11 Year Olds

Sept. 20
By M.G. Perez

Parents react to Pfizer Announcement of vaccine for children 5-to-11 years old.

Grossmont College Professor and artist Veracruz...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated Through Puente Program

Sept. 16
By M.G. Perez

Grossmont College offers Puente Program to support Latino students through graduation.

Students at Mira Mesa High School continue to w...

After The Recall, Parents Wonder When Vaccination Mandate Will Come

Sept. 15
By M.G. Perez

Following the recall defeat by California voters, parents wonder when a vaccination mandate will come for schools

Dance students practice in Southwestern College...

New Performing Arts Center Brings Opportunity To Southwestern College

Sept. 14
By M.G. Perez

The $66 million state-of-the-art facility is now open, bringing new opportunities for students in music, dance and theater.

Tease photo for Southwestern College Dedicates Safety...

Southwestern College Dedicates Safety Training Center And Commemorates 9/11

Sept. 10
By M.G. Perez

Southwestern College opens new $29.1 million Public Safety Training Center on 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Shane Harris speaks at Valhalla High School in ...

Community Activists Want Answers After Alleged 'Knee To The Neck' Restraint Of Student

Sept. 7
By M.G. Perez

Community activists demand answers about an incident caught on a now-viral cell phone video of a Black student being restrained by a white campus supervisor.

Alejandro Blanco, 13, does school work at the d...

Students With Special Needs Return To School, Making Up For Lost Time

Sept. 2
By M.G. Perez

Thousands of students in San Diego County are back at school making up for lost time in their learning. The challenge is especially difficult for children with special needs.

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