Veterans face challenges paying for higher education (NPR): A variety of programs exist to help veterans pay for college, but many face confusion figuring out which funds they qualify for and what paperwork they need to fill out. Many schools are opening veteran resource centers to help students navigate the financial-aid maze.
Portland school board members express concern over Common Core (The Oregonian): Board members who generally support the standards say they are worried about teacher preparedness and whether schools have the technology and materials to implement the tests.
Obama announces $600 million for job-training programs (AP): Most of the money will go toward a competition designed to encourage community colleges and companies to work together on training programs.
- High school trivia contest a family affair (The Everett Herald)
- Teens, young adults face toughest job market in decades (KPLU)
- Report looks at schools located near chemical facilities (The Huffington Post)
- Competing views of teacher tenure on display in California case (The New York Times)