WSU Vancouver helps ease education students into real classrooms (The Columbian): Graduating student teachers at Washington State University’s Vancouver campus and other universities around the state are taking part in a new assessment called edTPA that is intended to better prepare them for the classroom. Washington and New York are the only two states that now require a passing score on edTPA before teachers can obtain their licenses.
Boy, 12, pleads no contest in N.M. school shooting (AP): A New Mexico middle-school student accused of opening fire inside a gym and injuring two classmates on Jan. 14 pleaded no contest today. As a minor, he faces possible detention until he’s 21 years old.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, racial divides persist (Politico Magazine): Race-based achievement gaps remain prevalent in many arenas of public education 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate is not equal.”
- How integration shaped Michelle Obama (The New York Times)
- Pasco schools to spend $1 million on iPads, apps (Tri-City Herald)
- In Kansas, professors must now watch what they tweet (NPR)