Inslee creates new council focused on children’s health (The Herald): Gov. Jay Inslee announced a 50-member council on Thursday that will help shape his Healthiest Next Generation Initiative. The plan aims to improve children’s well-being by getting more nutritious food into schools and promoting recess time, among other strategies.
Former Portland teacher who protested Planned Parenthood files lawsuit (The Oregonian): Former math teacher Bill Diss has filed a $390,000 lawsuit against Portland Public Schools, arguing he was wrongfully terminated from his position at Benson High School after exercising his free-speech rights and protesting against Planned Parenthood.
Obama announces new sexual-assault prevention campaign (NPR): A new federal program called “It’s On Us” will include public service announcements displayed at NCAA events and aired on cable TV.
- Some degrees produce no bump in earnings, research finds (The Hechinger Report)
- Truancy rates higher among California’s low-income students (Los Angeles Times)