Washington tops country with new national board-certified teachers: Washington added 516 new national board-certified teachers to its roster this week — the highest number of any state in 2013. The new additions bring the state’s total number of board-certified instructors to 7,333, the fourth-highest in the nation.
Children may be able to grasp math concepts earlier than previously thought (The Washington Post): Kids as young as 3 can understand the meaning and value of multi-digit numbers, according to a new report from researchers at Indiana University and Michigan State University.
House Dems propose legislation to cut federal funding for abstinence education (The Hill): Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would repeal federal grants to states that run abstinence-only sex education programs. Lee’s bill is co-sponsored by eight other Democrats in the House.
- To make science real, kids want more fun (NPR)
- Duke basketball coach tops list of highest-paid private college employees (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Columbine shooting continues to cast shadow over schools (Los Angeles Times)
- In LA, parent activism driven by immigrants and minorities (Education News)