Washington districts faced with growing enrollments, little space (AP): An analysis from the Associated Press found that 17 Washington school districts have added 400 or more desks between the 2011-2012 academic year and this school year. Many districts worry the problem will only get worse when the Legislature’s plans for smaller class sizes and free, all-day kindergarten are implemented.
Ousted Eastside Catholic educator selected for Mercer Island job: Mark Zmuda, the former vice-principal at Eastside Catholic High School who was fired after marrying his male partner, has been named the top choice for associate principal at Mercer Island High School. Superintendent Gary Plano will recommend Zmuda’s hiring to the school board this week.
Newspaper editorials lambaste lawmakers for loss of NCLB waiver: Editorial boards around the state have voiced their concerns about the state’s loss of its No Child Left Behind waiver.
- A student-data collector drops out (The New York Times)
- What’s at stake for Tacoma preschoolers after NCLB waiver loss (KPLU)
- L.A. science teacher suspended over ‘dangerous’ projects (Los Angeles Times)
- Are college campuses obsolete? (The New Yorker)