KPBS today highlights a program that donates prom dresses to homeless teens and the Union-Tribune reports on yet another school volunteer accused of sex crimes, but local education news is still a little skimpy today, probably because schools are holding their breath for more bad budget numbers.

In case you didn’t hear, California voters killed off all of but one of the budget proposals on the ballot yesterday, which means the deficit for school districts will get bigger. (The estimate we got from San Diego Unified was an added $88 million for this and next school year.) It also means that some funds for early childhood programs will stay intact.

With all those dollars flying around, a San Francisco Chronicle commentator questions whether money is what matters in making schools work. The Los Angeles Times also reports on a tiny school district outside Yosemite that chucked its entire school board in the furor over firing a math teacher and prints an interesting look at teacher tenure.

Education Week gets down to earth about just how innovative schools can get with stimulus money, and whether innovation is always such a good thing. And the think tank Education Sector has a new report out on why charter schools have proved to be a mixed bag in terms of getting better schools into poor neighborhoods.


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