Pilot program gives parents tools to boost babies’ brains: A new program from the Bezos Family Foundation is teaching parents how to help their children’s brain development at a very early age. Called Vroom, the awareness effort emphasizes one-on-one interaction between parent and child, starting in infancy.
Seattle Public Schools eyes downtown Federal Reserve building: The federal government is in the process of giving away the long-vacant Federal Reserve building — for free. Several nonprofit groups are urging Seattle Public Schools to apply for the 90,000-square-foot building and turn it into a school.
Preschool levy could face competing union plan: Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess’ universal preschool proposal could encounter opposition from a union-backed plan that would increase pay and training standards for child-care providers.
- Student hopes victory in Legislature means end of student projects (The News Tribune)
- Man dead after shooting at Ga. university (AP)
- N.Y. budget deal includes $300 million for pre-K (The New York Times)
- Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions (CNN)