What SB 277 really does.
In 2014, teachers and parents complained about a charter school principal who micromanaged classrooms, bullied staff and chased away teachers. The district brought in a parent to help quell the chaos. Fast-forward a year, and the same complaints are swirling – only now they’re about the person brought in to fix the problem.
Even if a landmark case on teacher tenure changes the game in California, it won’t necessarily affect San Diego Unified’s controversial post-and-bid system for assigning teachers.
School districts across the country are confounded by the question of how to help students learn English and academic content simultaneously. Kearny High may offer an important key to what’s been missing, and it starts with not treating English-learners as an “other.”
When it comes to school foundations, defining what’s fair is a philosophical challenge.
The district’s open-enrollment program doesn’t have to be intimidating. We break it down for you in this week’s San Diego Explained.
Even though a court already found San Diego Unified improperly spent bond money on stadium lights, a new ruling this week clarifies that the decision only applies to future spending. So the district is off the hook for now when it comes to paying back the $2.6 million it already spent.
Upheaval at San Diego High illuminates a broader question: Just what is a small-schools model?
San Diego Unified has been doling out space to charter schools in the same way a court found to be illegal in Los Angeles. The district now says it will change the way it counts classrooms moving forward.
People sometimes turn to reporters when nobody else will listen. When they want to solve a problem and all practical remedies have been exhausted. This is both a benefit and a hazard of my job. Sometimes I can document what went wrong, and occasionally public pressure changes things for the better. More often, there’s not […]