Kitna will donate NFL paycheck to Tacoma high school: Jon Kitna’s earnings from coming out of retirement to play in Sunday’s Dallas Cowboys game will go to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, where the father of four teaches math and coaches football. The quarterback will earn approximately $53,000 for his week of work.
Transgender student law set to take effect in California (AP): School districts in California are contemplating changes to locker-room layouts and dress codes as a new transgender student law goes into effect Jan. 1. The legislation — the first of its kind in the nation — allows children to use the sex-segregated facilities and participate in the sex-segregated activities of their choosing.
Online college gains popularity in Washington state: Enrollment has continued to rise at Western Governors University since the Washington state legislature officially recognized the online college in 2011. Supporters say the school makes it easier for non-traditional students to complete their degrees; critics paint it as an effort by lawmakers to privatize higher education.
- Getting out of discount game, small colleges lower the price (The New York Times)
- Why a teacher wrote “All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” (The Washington Post)
- Instead of sending students abroad, Qatar imports U.S. colleges (NPR)
- This year’s best reporting on education (ProPublica)
- “We are creating Walmarts of higher education” (The Atlantic)