Beacon Hill tests were stored in janitor’s closet: A Seattle Times investigation has found student test booklets at Beacon Hill International School were stored for weeks in a janitor’s closet — a common practice that raised flags during a recent internal audit. State officials announced Tuesday they were invalidating the school’s test scores due to heavy erasure marks.
L.A. Superintendent John Deasy resigns (AP): LA schools chief John Deasy stepped down from his post today, amid ongoing controversy over use of technology in the district’s classrooms. He had also clashed with the school board and teacher’s union on several issues.
Scientists and politicians make push for early learning: A panel of researchers, educators and politicians discussed the merits and challenges of expanded early education on the Microsoft campus Wednesday evening. The event was the kick-off for LiveWire, a new speaker series sponsored by The Seattle Times.
- Teen sues Enumclaw schools over bullying (KING 5)
- Chicago set to offer free community-college tuition (Inside Higher Ed)
- Philadelphia teachers hit by latest cuts (The New York Times)