UW students pitch plan for affordable tuition: A group at the University of Washington is asking administrators to lower tuition and provide more aid so students could afford to work their way through college. At the state’s current minimum wage of $9.32 an hour, a student would have to work 54 hours a week for one year to pay for one year of tuition at UW.
Everett Community College high-school program accredited (The Herald): Everett Community College’s program College in the High School has earned accreditation from National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, meaning students taking advanced courses can now earn high-school and college credit simultaneously.
Connecticut student sues university over scholarship (The Hartford Courant): Grad student Pamela Swanigan says she won a prestigious merit scholarship from the University of Connecticut but was later switched to a “multicultural” scholarship intended to increase the school’s diversity.
- School apologizes to some teens for editing yearbook photos (AP)
- Processing center brings more local produce to Whatcom County schools (The Bellingham Herald)
- Students hire mariachi band to follow principal around for senior prank (NBC News)
- Superintendents push schools into the digital age (The Charlotte Observer)