White House issues guidelines for campus sexual assault (AP): A federal task force has issued new guidelines on how colleges and universities should handle reports of sexual assault on campus. Among the recommendations, the report calls for schools to train confidential victims’ advocates and conduct surveys to determine the frequency of sexual assault on campus.
Tacoma schools offer parents information via computer kiosks (The News Tribune): After a successful pilot program, every Tacoma school now houses computer kiosks where parents can access their children’s grades, attendance records, lunch accounts and classroom websites. The program aims to increase parent engagement and get information to families who don’t have Internet access at home.
How to make students eat salad (opinion): Seattle Times editorial columnist Thanh Tan praises cafeteria improvements at Kent-Meridian High School, where a new made-to-order salad station is enticing students to eat more healthful foods.
- A young girl’s journey out of homelessness (Crosscut)
- Portland program turns incarcerated youth into playwrights (The Oregonian)
- Louis C.K.: Common Core makes my kids cry (The Washington Post)
- A link between fidgety boys and a sputtering economy (The New York Times)
- What parents need to know about big data and student privacy (NPR)