Seattle board names Larry Nyland as interim superintendent: Nyland, a longtime local educator who retired as superintendent of the Marysville School District last year, is set to take over as chief of Seattle Public Schools on Aug. 1. The Seattle School Board is expected to begin searching for a permanent superintendent in September and make a decision next spring.
Obama to expand initiative for black and Latino boys (The New York Times): Sixty of the country’s largest school districts will join an education initiative called My Brother’s Keeper, the White House will announce today. The effort targets black and Latino boys and calls for expanded preschool access, data-based interventions and better representation in AP and other advanced programs.
West Virginia partners with Microsoft on IT certification program (Education Week): West Virginia will soon become the 12th state to join with Microsoft to offer an industry certification program called Microsoft Academy for public high-school students.
- Report: Half of teachers leave job after five years (The Hechinger Report)
- Next to Silicon Valley, nonprofits draw youth of color into tech (NPR)