1,600 undocumented students file for aid under new state law: Hundreds of students have filed for financial aid under the Real Hope Act, the newly passed bill that extends state financial aid to undocumented students. On Friday, a coalition of officials from the state’s four-year universities and community colleges met at the University of Washington to discuss how they will supplement State Need Grant dollars with private and institutional funding.
New York City schools turn leftovers into compost (The New York Times): Schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island are participating in an ambitious program that aims to prevent discarded lunch items from ending up in the landfill. Seattle Public Schools also recycle food waste.
Parents, educators react to Banda’s likely departure: Seattle Superintendent José Banda’s forthcoming departure to Sacramento elicited a variety of responses from local parents and educators, some of whom expressed disappointment in his short tenure.