WWU president over language in push for diversity (AP): Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has drawn criticism for his comments that “ … if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as a university.” Shepard says he is being intentionally provocative in order to emphasize the need for more diversity at Western.
Student who was stabbed receives $1.5 million: A King County jury has awarded $1.5 million to April Lutz, a former Snohomish High School student who was stabbed in a school bathroom in 2011 and nearly died. Her attacker, a fellow student, had been expelled for threatening to kill another student’s boyfriend but was later allowed to return to class.
Poll: Washington voters support more taxes for schools: Seventy-three percent of participants in a recent Elway Poll say they would support raising taxes to pay for schools.
- Yakima-area schools trim fat with anti-obesity programs (Yakima Herald-Republic)
- Teaching students to embrace mistakes (Edutopia)
- Brooks: When the Common Core circus descends (The New York Times)
- Nebraska principal apologizes for ‘don’t tattle’ flier (AP)