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It isn’t too late to send us your burning questions for the school board candidates! Remember, our forum is this Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm at Liberty Station. (Click here for more details.) Now for the newsblitz:
- Poway schools will put the kibosh on busing unless parents agree to pay more, the Union-Tribune reports.
- The North County Times writes that parents in the San Dieguito high school district could end up paying more for busing, too.
- KPBS delves into the plight of students whose family members have been deported.
- Also in the North County Times: Vista schools may lay off more support employees, such as custodians and secretaries.
- KUSI hosted a televised forum with school board candidates Scott Barnett and John de Beck.
- The Associated Press reports on a California bill that would block schools from using textbooks with the controversial changes recently made in Texas.
- Want to sign up for the second round of Race to the Top? It’s now or never for school districts in California, Educated Guess blogs.
- The Press-Enterprise reports that California is requiring veteran teachers to learn about autism.
- There’s a ton of fascinating stuff in Education Week today, including an exclusive analysis of weaknesses in scoring states’ applications under Race to the Top and a study that finds teachers’ effectiveness may be impacted by which school they’re at.
- The New York Times Magazine has a sweeping story about Race to the Top and the showdowns it caused with teachers unions. I have to confess that I haven’t read the whole article yet, but it looks like a good one to settle in with.
- Did stimulus money help save school jobs? EdMoney.org explores that question.
— EMILY ALPERT