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Good morning and welcome to another week of education news! The Union-Tribune has a feature on a Catholic school run on a tight budget, and writes about an internship program that brought high school students into the finance offices of San Diego Unified. The North County Times reports that Cardiff schools are weighing whether to put a parcel tax on the ballot.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that state lawmakers have made some headway on hashing out a budget deal — and it looks like it won’t include suspending a state law that sets minimum education funding. USA Today writes that trade schools are booming in California and elsewhere. And if you wanted to know why it was such a big deal for school districts to get their budgets finished on time this summer, check out this story in the San Jose Mercury News of a tiny school district where paychecks have come to a halt.

The Wall Street Journal opines on criticism of the claimed gains in Chicago schools under Arne Duncan, who now oversees education under Obama. Speaking of Duncan, he’s stepping up his rhetoric about the importance of principals: Now they’re warriors. And in New York City the teacher’s union has put a halt to parents paying for extra aides in the classroom, and parents are not happy about it, the New York Times reports.


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