New poll shows class-size initiative with 42-point lead: I-1351, the statewide initiative that would reduce K-12 class sizes, is favored by 66 percent of respondents in a Elway Poll of 500 registered voters. Education reporter John Higgins wrote about the initiative’s cost and other concerns over the weekend.
UW dinner meetings draw criticism: A lawsuit filed by a small animal-rights group has raised questions about the University of Washington’s practice of hosting trustee dinner meetings at the president’s residence two miles south of campus. Kirkland City Council member Toby Nixon, who serves as president of the Washington Coalition for Open Government, says the meetings are “on the hairy edge of compliance” with the state’s Open Public Meetings Act.
N.J. high-school hazing arrests put spotlight on policy (AP): Seven high-school football players in New Jersey have been arrested on charges of sexually abusing younger teammates.