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.