Seattle special-ed chief placed on paid leave: Zakiyyah McWilliams was placed on administrative leave Friday afternoon after the district raised concerns about the hiring of a consultant last spring. Wyeth Jessee, now executive director of leadership development, will take over as interim leader of the special-education department.
Denver voters will decide whether to raise sales tax to pay for preschool (The Denver Post): The Denver City Council has voted to send a measure to voters that would increase sales tax by 3 cents per $100 to keep up with demand for subsidized preschool. The program has doled out $55 million in tuition credits to 32,000 children since its inception.
New software could help guide college instruction (The Chronicle of Higher Education): A program called LectureTools uses real-time data to show professors what their students are taking away from the lecture.