Wenatchee High School’s mariachi program helps give students path to higher ed: (AP): Education officials in Wenatchee say an extra-curricular mariachi program is teaching students self-discipline and bumping up graduation rates at a school where 20 percent of students are from migrant families and nearly 60 percent receive free and reduced-price meals.
New $78-million dormitory set to open on UW campus next month: More than 600 University of Washington students will move into the new Lander Hall next year, as nearby Terry Hall nears demolition next year. Some of the perks: bigger rooms, private bathrooms.
Private high school in New York goes all-digital (The Huffington Post): A Catholic high school outside of New York City has gone all-in with a transition from traditional textbooks to e-books. Locally, the Lake Washington School District is attempting to create digital texts to replace books in high-school science classes.
Seattle Times editorial columnist Lynne K. Varner signs off: Varner used her last column to reflect on the changes in public education over the past 20 years.
- Social media spread furor over Eastside Catholic firing
- Students go back to basics at Olympia folk school (AP)
- Why teachers of color quit (The Atlantic)
- Calif. farm town develops education success formula (AP)
- State officials in Arizona consider suspending letter grades while implementing Common Core (Arizona Daily Star)
- 3-D printer wins over teachers, students at Chicago-area elementary school (Chicago Tribune)