The Morning Report
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The San Diego Unified board is slated to make some budget decisions tonight — follow the action with me on Twitter! Now for your morning newsblitz:
Poway teachers are protesting a proposed second, deeper pay cut that would slash salaries by another 4.8 percent, the Union-Tribune reports. The North County Times writes about the protest, too.
Our guest blogger Bey-Ling Sha explains why she’s so mad at the legislators in Sacramento.
We blog that yes, teacher furloughs would mean a shorter school year in San Diego Unified.
San Diego News Network continues its series on Advanced Placement exams. This section takes on whether school districts change grades later for good scores on the AP tests.
Also in the UT: A South Bay teacher who was acquitted of sexual misconduct with a student got her teaching credential back, but it isn’t clear if her school district will reinstate her.
A University of San Diego student asks where the turnover in superintendents leaves school reform in San Diego Unified.
One San Jose neighborhood is talking about modeling itself after a lauded program in Harlem that Obama is touting, the Mercury News reports. Similar talk is happening here in City Heights and across the country.
More than 900 San Francisco Unified school district employees — including roughly 10 percent of its teachers — are in line to get layoff warnings, the Chronicle writes.
Here’s an interesting one: The Noozhawk takes on the question of whether Santa Barbara schools are top heavy with salaries and finds that contrary to common belief, they aren’t.
A Bay Area charter school faces questions about spending and perks for its leader, the Oakland Tribune reports.
The Sacramento Bee writes that the California public college system needs to be rethought.
Obama tells governors that U.S. students need to be more competitive, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Education Week writes about how experts are envisioning the future of testing: less factual recall and deeper analysis. On a similar note, Claus von Zastrow says we should be ringing an alarm bell about the quality of our tests.
Also in EdWeek: Magnet school supporters question why Obama is focusing so much on charters.
And I accidentally overlooked this earlier EdWeek blog about how San Diego Unified and other California districts are asking the feds to scrutinize California education cuts.
Detroit schools are considering halting busing entirely, the Free Press reports.
And in Boston, principals routinely neglect to evaluate teachers, a new report finds.
— EMILY ALPERT