You thought school news was out for the summer? Think again. The Union-Tribune reports that a charter school in East County where four teachers were convicted of sex crimes involving students is facing revocation. SDNN prints an opinion piece from former mayoral candidate Steve Francis opining that the schoobrary is part of a “Financial Katrina” for the city. And back at VOSD, we put up the full list of ideas for spending the stimulus in San Diego Unified — check out the rundown here.
Statewide, the San Francisco Chronicle reports a glitch in the governor’s borrowing plan could endanger $10 billion in stimulus money, including some funds for schools. The Chronicle also writes about the success of online classes in Bay Area schools and the news that preliminary data show that more teens are passing the California High School Exit Exam and the biggest gains are among English learners and students with disabilities. LAWeekly writes about the budget crisis’ impact on dropouts in the big city. And around Sacramento, Kaiser Permanente is picking up the costs for a summer lunch program, the Bee reports.
And in national news, Boston schools got a bruising report that indicates that children with disabilities are too often being kept out of mainstream classrooms and that many children may have been wrongly identified. In Teacher Magazine, a teacher makes the case for electronic records of how individual students are scoring over time, along with work samples and teacher commentary. And PBS zeroes in on the Teach for America program for recruiting young teachers.