Friday, July 31, 2009

Clip Report for July 31

San Diego Union-Tribune

July 31, 2009

Group sues S.D. Unified on schools' labor pact | Prop. S deal biased, local contractors say

SAN DIEGO COURTS — A local contractors association filed a lawsuit yesterday against the San Diego Unified School District, claiming its agreement ensuring labor guarantees for projects funded through a recent bond measure is discriminatory.



July 30, 2009

Non-Union Contractors Sue S.D. Unified Over Prop. S

SAN DIEGO — A non-union construction contractors group is suing the San Diego Unified School District over how money is spent on Proposition S school bond projects.



Voice of San Diego

July 31, 2009

Diversity Concerns Threaten Expansion of Charter School

San Diego Unified staffers are advising the school board to turn down a plan to expand a City Heights charter school into a high school, arguing that it will encourage racial isolation because its student body consists largely of African-American students of Somali descent.


July 30, 2009

'Give Me a Break'

Superintendent Terry Grier has dismissed rumors that he is seeking the superintendency in Houston schools. It is the second time that Grier has been rumored to be seeking another job: Last winter talk was swirling that Grier was up for the same job in Austin after a new school board was elected. And Grier seems to be getting a little sick of the rumor mill.




San Francisco Chronicle

July 31, 2009

Court says English-only tests OK in schools

SAN FRANCISCO -- California is entitled to administer school achievement tests and high school exit exams in English to all students, including the nearly 1.6 million who speak limited English, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.


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