Spokane district to pay for PSAT, SAT exams (The Spokesman-Review): Spokane Public Schools will pay for all its high-school juniors and seniors to take College Board exams through the end of the next school year, at an estimated cost of $104,000. Officials plan to use the PSAT to determine whether students are on track to learn college-level math after graduation.
Calif. districts fear losing millions over income-verification rules (Los Angeles Times): Education officials in Los Angeles, San Diego and other California metro areas are urging state lawmakers to delay the implementation of a new rule that requires them to verify the incomes of low-income families each year. The requirement is tied to a new law that gives districts extra money for students who are low-income, learning English or in foster care.
Survey: Parents worried about lack of P.E. (Education News): A new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Heath and NPR finds one in four parents feel their child’s school does not do enough to emphasize physical education.
- In a small Missouri town, immigrants turn to schools for help (NPR)
- Getting into college—and paying for it: a look at five students (The Hechinger Report)
- Chicago Public Schools to add computer science as core subject (Chicago Tribune)
- Newtown massacre prompts more vigilance in schools and elsewhere (The New York Times)