High earners taking on more of student debt burden (Reuters): Federal Reserve data show that most of the country’s overall debt is held by people earning $60,000 or more annually. An analysis from Reuters concludes that heavy education borrowing is typically rewarded with big salaries.
Teen accused of threatening to shoot people at Issaquah school: A 13-year-old girl is facing possible criminal charges after police say she made online threats to shoot students and staff at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah. In an unrelated incident, police arrested a 32-year-old man at the University of Washington on Monday after he allegedly made an unspecified threat toward the school.
Smithsonian collection includes artifacts from historic classrooms (NPR): The National Museum of American History stores thousands of education-related artifacts, from blocks manufactured by the Milton Bradley company to 18th-century “hornbooks.”
- Outcome of governors’ races could shift higher-ed policy in some states (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Demystifying the MOOC (The New York Times)