To paraphrase the Cure, it’s Friday — I’m in love with education news.

The Union-Tribune reports that Dennis Doyle, superintendent of a small elementary school district in National City, is leaving abruptly with no explanation, and the ongoing saga of the Ramona schools restricting a student report on gay leader Harvey Milk.

San Diego News Network kicks off a three-part series on the origins of the innovative High Tech High charter system. New test scores were released yesterday — check out this local take on the numbers from the North County Times. And back at VOSD, we explain why 10 charter schools are turning away from San Diego Unified for special education services and blog on the principals union telling the superintendent to “cease and desist” with reorganization.

In the never-ending crush of budget news — and right now budget news is school news too — the Los Angeles Times reports that California isn’t likely to get that emergency bailout and that the governor is suggesting cuts that will slam the poor. And on the lighter side, the Sacramento Bee tallies up the costs of being a high school senior from the yearbook to the prom.

Education Week dissects the debate over how school districts should be able to use stimulus funding earmarked for children with disabilities and hashes out a third path in the battles over how to improve teaching. And in the Washington Post, Jay Mathews explores an alternative to the No Child Left Behind law.

And this is a bit old, but just in case you haven’t seen it, the New Yorker has a fascinating piece about the man behind the Green Dot charter schools in Los Angeles. You can’t get it online without a subscription though, unless you con someone with a subscription into printing it for you. Like I did.

EMILY ALPERT

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