Seattle City Council puts two preschool plans on ballot: The Seattle City Council voted Monday to place two competing preschool plans on the November ballot: a $58 million property-tax levy that would expand access for 3- and 4-year-olds and a union-backed initiative, I-107, that would set policy on how much parents should pay and how much child-care workers should earn. The initiative does not specify how the city would pay for the plan.
Pediatrician group recommends reading to infants (The New York Times): The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines Tuesday calling for parents to begin reading aloud to their children at birth. It’s the first time the organization has weighed in on literacy education.
Milwaukee schools revive art and music classes in effort to boost enrollment (NPR): Advocates are hoping the restored programs will also improve parent involvement and attendance.
- Education department cracking down on special ed (The Washington Post)
- U. of Oregon suspends three basketball players accused of sexual assault (The Oregonian)
- Missouri districts training teachers to carry concealed weapons (The Huffington Post)