Supporters of smaller class sizes introduce ballot measure (The Herald): Voters may soon get to decide whether the state should limit class size with an initiative that would reduce the number of students in K-12 classes by about 20 percent by 2019. The measure would make class size a part of the state’s responsibility for basic education funding.
Federal grants aim to help schools integrate work experience (The New York Times): School districts in Maryland, South Carolina, Indiana, California, New York and Colorado are receiving $107 million in federal grants intended to help schools integrate more real-world experience into their classes. The money will help facilitate partnerships between schools and employers.
Tacoma introduces new program for gifted students (The News Tribune): Tacoma Public Schools is working on a major expansion of its highly capable program that is expected to reach seven times the number of gifted students included in full-time advanced instruction today.
- Parent defends teacher in videotaped fight with student (Los Angeles Times)
- Many Massachusetts families get no help to pay for pre-K (The Boston Globe)
- Students flood college counseling offices (USA Today)
- UConn men’s basketball graduates 8 percent of its players (Vox)