Education news is taking over your Thursday.

The Union-Tribune reports that teachers in La Mesa and Cajon Valley are taking pay cuts because of the budget crisis, and Sweetwater board members are reexamining the number of conferences they go to.

We blog on the end of the busing conundrum in San Diego Unified, another step forward for the schoobrary, and why one school board member is decrying “an open act of hostility” that happened at their last meeting.

And the La Jolla Light writes about the growing questions about parent groups funding jobs for teachers.

The Los Angeles Times reports that a high school valedictorian says she was barred from giving her graduation speech because she protested budget cuts at her school. (Sound familiar?)

The Sacramento Bee finds that the chancellors of the University of California system are not taking cuts to their salaries or benefits. The Mountain View Voice dissects the issue of teacher tenure. And back at the Los Angeles Times again, Steve Lopez writes that mayoral control of the schools is getting a thumbs down.

Federal researchers are trying to tackle solutions for persistently failing schools, Education Week reports. Historian Diane Ravitch blogs that we’ve been “sold a bill of goods” on charter school success. Ethicurean writes about advocacy for better school lunches nationwide. And the Wall Street Journal takes a national look at summer school cuts.

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