Seattle schools to review policies after alleged sexual assault: Interim Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland announced Wednesday that senior staff will review how the district handles sexual-assault complaints following allegations that a male Garfield High School student raped a female classmate on an overnight field trip in 2012. The girls’ parents have filed a Title IX complaint, which is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.
Duncan says states can delay test-based teacher evaluations by a year (The New York Times): States can delay incorporating student test scores into teacher evaluations for a year, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday. “I believe testing issues are sucking the oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,” Duncan wrote on his blog.
What’s on school-supply lists around the country (NPR): Americans are expected to spend $8.6 billion on back-to-school shopping during the month of August.
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