Students and parents use ‘walking school buses’ to get to class (AP): School communities around the country are forming groups to promote walking to class. Called “walking school buses,” the informal system is seen as a way to fight childhood obesity, improve attendance rates, and ensure students get to school safely.
UW students help restore lake swamp to historic state: Student volunteers from the University of Washington have spent more than 10 years removing nonnative species and planting western red cedar and willows in an effort to restore a small swamp on Lake Washington to its natural state. The Yesler Swamp was a gathering place for Native Americans before the arrival of white settlers.
Opposition to education changes brings together unlikely allies (The New York Times): In Tennessee, a liberally minded teacher has joined forces with a Republican lawmaker to advocate for a delay in Common Core testing.
- How to graduate more students with bachelor’s degrees (Seattle Times guest opinion)
- Making school lunches healthier doesn’t mean kids will eat them (The Atlantic)
- Mass shootings on college campuses getting more common and more deadly (Vox)