Monroe students caught changing grades (AP): Four Monroe High School students are in hot water after administrators discovered they accessed an electronic grade book to change their science grades from failing to passing. Two of the students installed a keylogger to capture the teacher’s password and give them access to the grades.
New Orleans completes full switch to charter schools (The Washington Post): New Orleans’ Recovery School District has become the first all-charter school system in the country following the closure of Benjamin Banneker Elementary on Wednesday. All 33,000 of the district’s students must apply for a seat at one of 58 charter schools this fall.
Obama recounts science-class shortcomings (AP): The president was self-deprecating at the annual White House Science Fair on Tuesday while also touting a new $35 million Education Department competition that will train math and science teachers.
- Oregon teacher survey reveals subpar learning conditions (The Oregonian)
- Illinois high school releases diplomas withheld over cap-tossing (AP)
- Dads who do dishes raise ambitious daughters (New York Magazine)
- Oak Harbor speller out of National Spelling Bee (Skagit Valley Herald)