No movement on teacher-evaluation bill as session approaches final hours: Lawmakers in Olympia are rushing to pass legislation ahead of the end to the 2014 legislative session at midnight tonight. As of Wednesday evening, the teacher-evaluation bill, which supporters say is necessary for the state to keep its No Child Left Behind waiver, did not appear to have a clear path to passage.
Favorable odds for this year’s UW applicants: Demographics are expected to work in the favor of students who applied for undergraduate admission at the University of Washington this year. The class of 2014 represents the state’s lowest number of high-school seniors in four years.
Study will track 4,000 pre-K students (The New York Times): In an effort to understand what makes early-learning programs successful, researchers will follow 4,000 students who enter pre-kindergarten programs next fall and continue following them until at least third grade.
- Minneapolis leader turns school cafeterias into ‘real kitchens’ (Education Week)
- School days to get longer for Spokane students (The Spokesman-Review)
- States explore free community college (Stateline)