Ah — the sweet return of Monday. Dive into your daily education newsblitz!

  • In case you didn’t read up on Friday or over the weekend, we blogged on the selection of an interim superintendent at San Diego Unified on Friday. We also explored the possibility of the school board commencing with an open search, which would allow the public to vet the finalists. Not everyone is so sure that’s a good idea. Join the conversation on our blog.
  • The Union-Tribune reports on a San Marcos school program that targets kids with low grades, low test scores and lots of potential. It looks like it’s working.
  • The Los Angeles Daily News dissects the criticism of the rules laid out for how Los Angeles Unified will open hundreds of its schools to charters and other outside operators. The criticism includes union worries about teacher hiring, and charter complaints that school boundaries should be a thing of the past.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle zeroes in on a new high school specifically for immigrant youth.
  • Education Week explores how a simple speech to schoolchildren became a political flap for President Obama.
  • Jay Mathews at the Washington Post says D.C. schools that had suspiciously sudden testing gains should undergo retesting.
  • And the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel delves into the dividing lines of school reform and why they don’t map neatly along with political parties. The warring parties in Wisconsin are both Democrats; interestingly, so is the entire San Diego Unified school board, which is not known for agreeing on much.

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