Good morning and welcome to your daily school newsapalooza! The Union-Tribune writes about an endangered species: The school librarian. We blog on one reaction to stimulus spending ideas and give you the list of the employees exiting San Diego Unified on the golden handshake. And after years of controversy and scandal (remember Palmgate?) MiraCosta College is in the clear on its accreditation, the North County Times reports.
The Sacramento Bee reports on the California Teachers Association protesting Gov. Schwarzenegger’s idea of suspending a state law that sets minimum levels for school funding. The San Jose Mercury News writes about a coalition of school boards that want more freedom in how they spend state funding — sounds like the same tune local school boards are singing. New America Media prints dueling opinions on whether California should suspend the high school exit exam to save money. And this Los Angeles Times column really got to me: A kid from the Los Angeles barrio pledges to make schools better at home (and picks an excellent graduate school — go Maroons!) but ends up stuck with student loans and no job.
Education Week reports on a survey of school leaders that found them split on the idea of “performance pay,” paying some teachers more than others based on some measure of their work. A new report found that preschoolers should be getting a lot more math. And the Washington Post writes about an online school for girls that begs the question: If you’re sitting at a computer, does gender matter?