K-12 enrollment surge projected in states with lowest per-pupil spending (The Atlantic): Many states in the West and South — where per-pupil spending is often the lowest — are projected to experience double-digit growth in student enrollment between 2011 and 2022. Washington state’ student population is expected to grow by 14.1 percent during that time frame.
Transgender teen reports being assaulted in school bathroom (AP): Police in suburban San Francisco are investigating after a transgender teen reported being physically and sexually assaulted in a school bathroom. A new California law guaranteeing students the right to use the school facilities that match the gender with which they identify went into effect Jan. 1.
Report: New nutrition guidelines catching on with students (NBC News): A study from the Harvard School of Public Health examined more than 1,000 cafeteria trays both before and after new federal nutrition rules went into effect in 2012. Their findings: Students chose 23 percent more fruits and 16 percent more vegetables after the guidelines were enacted.