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I’m exploring the brave new world of adult education this morning, something I haven’t done before. Got questions? Send them my way! Now for your newsblitz:
- We report that the city of San Diego has signed off on a lease for the schoobrary with San Diego Unified, a step that brings the downtown library one step closer to reality.
- State schools chief Jack O’Connell was wowed by the free breakfast program in San Diego Unified when he came for a visit, the Union-Tribune reports.
- Also in the UT: Poway parents pleaded with their school board to save busing, invoking the death of Escondido teen Amber Dubois as one reason. KPBS focuses on the pleas of the bus drivers.
- Our guest blogger Ashley Hermsmeier says her teen students need a reason to care about standardized tests.
- SDNN reports on new grants available for local schools.
- California Capitol Network looks at one push to up the entrance age for kindergarten. Via KPBS.
- A Los Angeles study found that preschool enhances kids’ social and emotional skills, the Times writes.
- Education advocates are nearing the end of a 48-day march across the state to publicize schools’ budget woes, the Sacramento Bee reports.
- The San Francisco Chronicle writes that the Obama administration is taking notes — literally — about what helped turn around one struggling school in the city by the bay.
- Yuck: The Los Angeles Times reports that an accidental needle stick at a charter school has underscored how unusual problems can be especially challenging for schools without a district bureaucracy.
- Capistrano teachers offered a compromise instead of going on strike, something they threatened to do if their salaries were cut, the Orange County Register reports.
- The military is joining the fight to make school food healthier, USA Today reports. The reason? They need fitter recruits.
- New Jersey taxpayers are paying more for less at their public schools, The New York Times writes, and they aren’t happy about it.
- The Associated Press reports that in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal wants everything that the teachers unions don’t want.
- And NPR reports on how texting is impacting teens’ writing and social skills.
— EMILY ALPERT