Banda’s departure raises questions about fractious school board: José Banda is Seattle’s fifth schools chief in a decade, and his departure to Sacramento has left some concerned about the relationship between the superintendent and board members. Former Marysville Superintendent Larry Nyland will serve as interim superintendent for a year starting Aug. 1.
Corinthian students still stuck with student-loan debt (Bloomberg): For-profit Corinthian Colleges is closing campuses across the country — including a handful in Western Washington operating under the name Everest — but most students will still have to repay their student debt. Under federal law, students must pay back their loans unless they attended a shuttered school within 120 days prior to its closing.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces preschool expansion in Chicago (CBS Chicago): Emanuel’s proposal calls for a new, $6-million preschool facility and expanded access for families living in poverty.
- In NYC, educators paid fines to keep jobs (Wall Street Journal)
- Ohio Republicans lead new charge to repeal Common Core (StateImpact Ohio)
- Learning to read may take longer than we thought (NPR)