Thursday, July 2, 2009

Clip Report for July 2

San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2009
Teachers lounge gets a stylish touch of class | NEA program helps spruce up school
SHELLTOWN Celebrity designer Evette Rı́os scurried about the teachers lounge at Balboa Elementary School a place crisp with the scent of fresh paint plumping pillows, sweeping floors, dimming lights and making coffee with filters improvised from paper towels.
July 1, 2009
Gompers, School District Spar Over Field Plans
SAN DIEGO -- Gompers Middle School became a charter school in order to gain independence and has flourished since.

San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2009
Education secretary urges teachers to tie wages to student achievement
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged thousands of teachers to consider linking their salaries to student achievement during his Thursday speech at the National Education Association's annual meeting in downtown San Diego.

San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2009
Providing nourishment | Children around the county get healthful meals at free summer lunch programs
Eight-year-old Diana Pinera of Lemon Grove smiled when she peeked inside her lunch bag and found fresh carrot sticks, a red apple, graham crackers, milk and a peanut butter and jelly pie


San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2009
Union-Tribune Editorial | Power play |
Will school board put adults ahead of children?
In a bid to tighten its grip on the San Diego Unified School District, the teachers union is quietly seeking a contentious contract provision that would give it a virtual veto over any changes in the classroom. If the school board yields to the union's demand, operational control of the school district would effectively shift to organized labor, and Superintendent Terry Grier's ambitious reform plans would be blunted.

San Diego Union-Tribune
July 2, 2009
No recession for teachers unions
By Larry Sand
It is obvious that tough economic times have come to the United States, with California being the hardest hit of all states. We hear almost daily how California's budget crisis threatens to devastate a public education system that once led the nation. However, the California Teachers Association, the state's 340,000-member teachers union and state affiliate of the National Education Association, seems unfazed by this grim reality.

Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 607-0477 (cell)
(619) 725-5570 (desk)

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