Justice Sotomayor draws crowd at University of Washington: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to a packed crowd of 1,200, mostly students, at the UW campus Monday. The appearance was part of a book tour for her 2010 autobiography, “My Beloved World.”
State teachers’ union argues waiver loss wouldn’t be a big deal (The Olympian): Officials with the Washington Education Association are trying to convince lawmakers that losing the No Child Left Behind waiver wouldn’t have as much of an impact as many people think. WEA says carryover funds and unused federal grants would help cover the estimated $38 million that districts would lose control of should the waiver disappear, but opponents argue the funding change would still disrupt districts’ budgets.
Teach for America to offer additional training (The Washington Post): Teach for America will soon offer recruits a year of classes in educational theory and pedagogy before they enter the classroom.
- Study links childhood obesity to bedroom televisions (Education Week)
- California attorney general proposes new anti-truancy laws (Los Angeles Times)
- Father of Sandy Hook killer searches for answers (The New Yorker)
- ‘Unproductive anxiety’ and the solo act of essay writing (NPR)