State plans to offer online, competency-based associate degree: Washington could soon become the second state to offer all-online, competency-based degrees if the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges approves a plan in June. The two-year degree in business administration is designed for adults who already have some work experience to draw from.
Students stage sit-in at Newark school board meeting (The Star-Ledger): A group of high-school students in New Jersey is demanding the resignation of Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson over her plans to convert some high schools into smaller academies to make room for charter schools. The protest forced the school-board meeting to end early.
Seattle places fourth in annual best-read cities list: Alexandria, Va., topped the Amazon list for the third year in a row.