Lawmakers admit they’re late on McCleary: A progress report issued Tuesday by legislators acknowledged they had failed to come up with a timeline for fulfilling the state Supreme Court’s mandate to adequately fund basic education. In January, the court told lawmakers they weren’t moving fast enough and ordered a detailed year-by-year plan on how they would come up with the money by 2018.
Gildo Rey’s success proves teaching makes a difference (editorial): The Seattle Times’ editorial board has praised the Auburn school’s turnaround, emphasizing the role that strong and innovative faculty can play in student performance.
UW researchers use stem cells to fix monkey hearts: Scientists at the University of Washington have successfully used human stem cells to regenerate generate heart muscle in monkeys. The successful experiment was reported in the journal Nature today and is being called “a very big deal” by top medical researchers.
- When English proficiency isn’t enough (The Atlantic)
- Top treasury officials call out Education Department on student loans (The Huffington Post)
- Test prep endures in New York schools, despite calls to erase it (The New York Times)
- Every MIT undergraduate will get $100 in Bitcoin this fall (Fast Company)