Thank goodness it’s Friday education news! My coworker Rani Gupta and I follow the growing political momentum behind the schoolbrary, and I blog on the mismatch between teaching jobs and teachers and a new estimate for the San Diego Unified deficit. The Union-Tribune also reports on the schoolbrary and writes that Vista schools are using stimulus money to save jobs — but temporary teachers are still going bye-bye. SDNN wants to know what San Diego Unified trustees were gabbing about over their dinner in D.C. The North County Times chimes in on Vista jobs being saved and features graduation stories in San Marcos.
The Los Angeles Times is chock full of education news. The paper reports on Los Angeles teachers agreeing to a contract with no pay raises, Teach for America educators facing the axe in Los Angeles Unified and three kids on private school scholarships who are flourishing. The San Francisco Chronicle writes about a new study on high-tech cheating and why kids don’t think it’s wrong. Sacramento families are finding alternatives as summer programs are closed because of the budget crisis, the Bee reports. And the Oakland Tribune writes that a California court has ruled that schools can ban election mailers from internal school mailboxes.
On the national scene, Education Week explores why women still aren’t going into math and science in the same numbers as men. Hundreds of teachers in Washington, D.C. are losing their jobs for poor performance under a more aggressive use of a long-existing policy, the Post writes. And a new, updated search tool provides oodles of demographic data on charter schools nationwide.