Controversy in Tacoma leads to lawsuit against staff members (The News Tribune): Tacoma Public Schools is suing three staff members at Lincoln High School after the educators, two counselors and a teacher, accused the school of inappropriately steering students into alternative programs. The district says the staff members released confidential student information and could be subject to disciplinary action.
Maryland schools focused on helping immigrants succeed (The Washington Post): Officials in Prince George’s County, Md., have hired principals to lead two new choice schools that will focus on helping recent immigrants and second-generation students succeed. Critics there have raised concerns that the new schools will contribute to segregation and run counter to Brown v. Board of Education.
Swings removed from Richland schools amid liability concerns (AP): Schools in the southeastern Washington city are gradually removing swings from playgrounds, saying they’re under pressure from insurance companies who think the swings are too dangerous.
- Colo. school board won’t back off history class review (AP)
- The long, slow growth of pre-K in New York City (The New York Times)