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Budget Forces San Jose School Closing

Recent test scores show Oakland has a long way to go when it comes to closing the achievement gap.
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Recent test scores show Oakland has a long way to go when it comes to closing the achievement gap.
 

No need to wait for spring break in San Jose this year. Just weeks after school started, budget cuts are putting students on fall break. To save $5 million, San Jose Unified will take the week off next week. That goes not only for students and teachers, but for administrators as well, KGO reported

The five furlough days took the place of teacher layoffs, according to representatives from the district. San Francisco Unified will have four furlough days this year, but that district is spreading them out in November, February, March and April.

In San Jose, parents are scrambling to find childcare for their kids next week. Some are making arrangements to share sitters. Some of them are watching the kids of other parents who are working. Some spouses are taking turns taking days off work.

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