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October 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Morning round-up: Local schools hand out activity monitors, LA parents get schooled in college prep
Snohomish County kids outfitted with activity monitors (The Herald): About 7,000 fifth-graders from throughout Snohomish County are receiving pedometer-like devices through an initiative called Gear Up & Go.
Parent College encourages LA families think about higher education (PBS Newshour): A new program in the Los Angeles Unified School District is bringing parents of elementary-school students together to talk about how they can help their kids prepare for college at a young age.
Minnesota officials focus on preventing cheating (The Hechinger Report): Education officials say a revised teacher evaluation system this helps remove much of the incentive for schools to cheat on statewide exams.
Harvard College Connection reaches out to low-income high-school students (The Boston Globe): The new program will use online resources in an effort to attract more low-income students to apply to Harvard and other elite institutions.
Seven tips for escaping “math-class monotony” (Education Week Teacher): From 3-D projects to small-group instruction, Education Week has several suggestions for creating a livelier math class.
About the authors
Katherine Long has been a reporter for The Seattle Times since 1990, focusing for the past three years on higher ed, with stories that have ranged from the complexities of prepaid tuition programs to nontraditional ways to earn a degree.
Claudia Rowe joined The Seattle Times’ reporting staff in 2013. She has written about education for The New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, among other publications.
Mike Siegel has been a news photographer at the Seattle Times since 1987. His photography was used in a series titled "Methadone and the Politics of Pain," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for investigative reporting.
Janet Horne Henderson is The Times’ education editor. She has directed award-winning stories and projects examining race, immigration, religion and health, in addition to education
Caitlin Moran is community engagement editor for Education Lab. Her role is to help foster constructive dialogue online and in person
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