Poll: Education is most important issue to Washington voters: For the first time in seven years, a statewide poll found most Washington voters say education is the most important issue facing lawmakers in the upcoming Legislative session. The Elway poll also found broad support for tax increases proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Feds issue new guidelines for English language learners (The Washington Post): The open letter to districts did not establish new policies but reiterated requirements of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1974 Equal Educational Opportunities Act. Across the U.S., approximately 9 percent of all public-school students are learning English as a second language.
Lockdown lifted at Shoreline schools after man spotted with gun: Shoreline schools were under a temporary district-wide lockdown Wednesday morning after an employee at Meridian Park Elementary School reported seeing a man with a firearm on school grounds.
- Ban on cell phones in NYC schools to be lifted (The New York Times)
- An insider or outsider as next head of LA United? (Los Angeles Times)