Beacon Hill school under review after sharp jump in test scores: State officials are investigating the Seattle elementary school after its most recent test scores included sharp increases in math and reading. Overall, the statewide scores that were released Wednesday showed no significant changes from the previous year.
Oklahoma becomes second state to lose No Child Left Behind waiver (Politico): Federal education officials confirmed Thursday that Oklahoma will become the second state to lose its No Child Left Behind waiver, two months after Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill repealing the state’s adoption of Common Core. State officials had begun to draft new standards to replace Common Core but failed to complete their work prior to submitting the request for a waiver extension.
Alaska students disciplined in school hazing incident (AP): Seven students in Juneau, Alaska, will be discipline by school officials following a high-school hazing incident in which upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Education Lab reported earlier this week on how Seattle’s Garfield High School is working to move beyond its own hazing controversy.