New plan maps out future of higher ed in Washington state: It’s been a busy week for education news in the Puget Sound region. The Washington Student Achievement Council released a new 10-year plan for higher education, calling for lawmakers to keep college affordable and within reach of low-income students. Critics say the report doesn’t offer enough detail on how to achieve these goals.
Seattle school board OKs boundary changes: The Seattle school board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve boundary changes related to two new middle schools on the north side of town and a third school on Capitol Hill. The ever-evolving plan was contentious for many parents.
Burien’s Kennedy High School keeps JFK’s memory alive: The private, Catholic high school honors the late president through special assemblies and displays. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.
Live chat on why attendance matters: Miss today’s chat on attendance? Follow the link to view a full transcript.
- Japan’s cutthroat school system: a cautionary tale for the US (The Atlantic)
- Oregon unveils unprecedented portrait of its 18,000 homeless students (The Oregonian)
- LAUSD to vote on spending additional $135 million on iPad project (Education Week)
- Study: Today’s teens pushing limits in art, but not in writing (KPLU)