A lot has changed at the San Diego County Office of Education since June, when voters elected two new board members. Mark Powell and Paulette Donnellon don’t join the board until January, but they shared their thoughts about watching the Office of Ed’s current struggles from the sidelines.

The race for County Board of Education is usually a low-profile, low-information sort of contest. But this year, four of the five spots on the county’s board are up for grabs. The board will soon select a new superintendent. And charter school advocates have gotten involved this year, backing four challengers.

Alvarez gets big we-love-you, high-profile new accuser tells emotional story of Filner harassment, nursing homes under scrutiny and southern exposure.

Homeless count nears, a new shelter opens in Vista and more news in San Diego homelessness.

A particular kind of count — a point-in-time snapshot — is required for any region to be considered for federal funding to combat homelessness. San Diego’s was nearly 10,000 in 2012.

The teachers union wants San Diego Unified School District to
stand up to and reform a chaotic state budget process that upsets
teachers. Here are the hurdles its civil disobedience would
face.