San Diego Unified’s new chief financial officer takes on teachers unions and the school board in a wide-ranging interview.

With a financial doomsday in their sights, parents on the warpath and a credit rating agency on a snit, two San Diego school board trustees called for the district to dump plans to save money by closing a dozen campuses. One trustee hasn’t released his alternative plan, although it sounds like he’ll want employees to […]

As two members of the San Diego Unified school board call for an
end to school closures, Moody’s downgrades the district’s long-term
credit rating, a move that’s largely symbolic, but could end up
costing the district millions if followed by further
downgrades.