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The newsblitz cometh:
- Parents, educators and other community members rallied against school budget cuts on Saturday in Balboa Park, the Union-Tribune reports.
- We blog about the ongoing struggle to get teens to care about state tests that don’t impact their future — especially when they overlap with other tests that do.
- The U-T editorial board decries the politicized argument over naming an Alpine high school after Ronald Reagan.
- We also blog that the San Diego Unified school board is weighing whether to warn its students and their families not to travel to Arizona and to condemn its recent immigration law. The Union-Tribune follows up with more details.
- Calexico students are trying to catch up after losing school time to earthquake damage, KPBS reports.
- John de Beck opines in SDNN about upping the entry age for kindergarten and its budget impact.
- Also in SDNN: Marsha Sutton muses on the meaning of central office reorganization at SDUSD.
- Two interesting pieces on fundraising in the San Jose Mercury News: Parents in Cupertino are trying to raise money to avert teacher layoffs. Another district lost a bid for a parcel tax, but parents are trying to replicate the tax via a lemonade sale that charges $95 a glass.
- It isn’t just happening in Cupertino: USA Today reports on the rise of parent fundraising nationwide.
- A San Francisco program brings scientists into public schools, the Chronicle reports.
- The Associated Press writes that one school district near San Jose may try to make parent volunteering mandatory.
- The Los Angeles Times writes that high school football coaches can get soaring salaries — even from strapped school districts.
- Educated Guess blogs about a report that finds that California commercial property owners have been able to avoid paying higher taxes, something that impacts school funding.
- And The New York Times focuses on a Chinese teacher as a window into how U.S. schools differ from those in China.
— EMILY ALPERT