First round of Washington ‘Dreamers’ starts college (KPLU): University of Washington freshman Carlos Escutia earned near-perfect grades at Lynnwood High School and immersed himself in extracurricular activities. But being able to afford tuition at UW seemed out of reach for Escutia until the state’s Real Hope Act went into effect last spring.
Black women more interested in STEM careers, study finds (Houston Chronicle): A new study from the American Psychological Association finds 23 percent of black female freshman college students are interested in pursuing a STEM career, versus 16 percent of white women. Yet a smaller percent of black female students earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and math than their white counterparts.
Suburban Denver students protest new history standards (AP): Hundreds of high-school students in Littleton, Colo., have walked out of the classroom today to protest a new set of history standards proposed by the conservative-led Jefferson County School Board.