SAT set to make essay portion optional, return to 1,600-point scoring system (AP): Big changes are coming to the SAT, the college entrance exam that was taken by 1.7 million students last year. Starting in 2016, the essay portion will become optional, there will be no penalties for wrong answers, and scoring will once again be on a 1,600-point scale.
Calif. transgender student recounts assault accusation (AP): A 15-year-old transgender boy who reported being physically and sexually assaulted in a school bathroom outside San Francisco has since recounted his accusation. Advocates were quick to emphasize that the incident does not minimize the harassment that transgender teens routinely face.
UW gives local kids a hands-on lesson in neuroscience: About 650 elementary- and middle-school students came to the University of Washington on Tuesday to learn about how the human brain works — and feels.
- Viral post draws attention to plight at Brooklyn school (The New York Times)
- Obama’s budget proposes incentives for student success (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Opinion: Why I should get in-state tuition as an undocumented student (The Hechinger Report)