Washington’s first charter school opens doors in Seattle: First Place Scholars made history today by opening its doors as the state’s first charter school. Located in Seattle’s Central District, First Place serves local homeless students and is a converted private school.
Mayor Murray proposes new city education department: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday his plans to create a new, stand-alone department focused on education issues. The city council will consider the proposal later this month.
Northwestern study finds music helps kids’ brain development (AP): A study from Northwestern University has found children who learn to play an instrument have an easier time processing sounds and developing speech and language skills.
- New York cancels or postpones opening of 45 pre-K programs (The New York Times)
- College men accused of rape say scales are tipped against them (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- The end of neighborhood schools (NPR)