Your roundup of education news starts with the Friday unveiling of the proposed project labor agreement for San Diego Unified and its $2.1 billion facilities bond — here is our quick take and some more from the Union-Tribune. Look for more news on that as the agreement gets vetted tonight.

The Union-Tribune also provides an update on the workers trying to chuck the Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent, an article on the county eyeing funds for early childhood education amid the budget crisis, and a rundown of how online classes could help curb dropouts in San Diego Unified.

SDNN looks at cheating at a high-performing school north of San Diego. And KPBS reports on the budget numbers in San Diego Unified getting worse.

Up in La-La Land, high schoolers have skipped classes and are threatening to boycott state testing to protest teacher layoffs. The Sacramento Bee explains why school districts feel they face a tradeoff between layoffs and furloughs. And the San Francisco Chronicle looks at school budget cuts across the Bay Area.

Far from the West Coast, the New York Times talks about the blitz of younger principals in the United States’ largest school system — which could be a scenario soon facing San Diego Unified thanks to its golden handshake. And Slate Magazine dissects the big profits and big salaries of the College Board, which runs the SATs and Advanced Placement exams that kids cram for each spring.

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