Republican Senate leaders agree to state version of ‘Dream Act’: In a surprising shift, majority leaders in the state Senate have agreed to authorize college financial aid for students who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children. The Democrat-controlled House voted to approve their version of the bill on the first day of the 2014 session.
Investigators call on feds to better track school sex abuse (AP): Congress’ Government Accountability Office is urging federal agencies to do a better job of tracking the systemic prevlance of sex abuse involving children and school personnel. The review follows a 2010 report that detailed 15 cases where people with histories of sexual misconduct were hired or retained at public or private schools.
Utah school throws out kids’ lunches (NPR): Officials at a Salt Lake City elementary school are under fire after staff threw away 40 or so students’ cafeteria lunches because of an outstanding balance on their parents’ accounts.
- Seattle first-graders make video for Seahawks
- Map: ‘How much snow it typically takes to cancel school in the U.S.’ (The Atlantic)
- Grades still matter most in admissions (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- California regulator seeks to shut down ‘learn to code’ bootcamps (VentureBeat)
- Columbia University’s president calls for transparency in assault inquiries (The New York Times)