D.C.-area school district offers $10,000 prize for plan to reduce dropouts (The Washington Post): The Arlington County school district is turning to big data in an effort to get more students to graduate high school on time. Officials there plan to select 10 teams of data scientists who will analyze student data and attempt to identify red flags.
Parents report more school security since Newtown shooting (NPR): A recent survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found 62 percent of parents with children in elementary school reported increased safety precautions after the Sandy Hook massacre. Saturday marked the tragedy’s one-year anniversary.
Pay for college presidents tops $1 million at many private institutions (AP): The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual executive compensation report shows many private-college presidents earned more than $1 million in 2011, the most recent year the salary data were available. In Washington, the top-paid private-college executive is the University of Puget Sound’s Ronald R. Thomas, who made $622,847 in total compensation.
- How a for-profit college created fake jobs to get taxpayer money (The Huffington Post)
- The six emotional stages of a first-year teacher (KPLU)
- Education matters: Six lessons learned from a Macklemore concert (ParentMap)
- School resource officers and the quest for safer schools (PBS NewsHour)
- Even gifted students can’t keep up in math and science (New York Times editorial)
- High court won’t look at bullying in schools (AP)