Seattle School Board approves Nyland’s contract: The Seattle School Board formally approved a new contract Wednesday for Superintendent Larry Nyland. Under the agreement, effective Feb. 1, Nyland will earn $276,000 a year, along with $55,000 in benefits. He is the district’s fifth superintendent, including interims, in 10 years.
King County levy would expand early-learning programs: King County Executive Dow Constantine plans to ask voters to approve a levy in 2015 to expand health and educational opportunities for young children. Constantine said he plans to meet with educators and social-service organizers in the coming months to determine potential recipients for the proposed funding.
Study: UW pumps $12.5 billion into local economy: A new study from a consulting firm has determined the University of Washington generates $12.5 billion for the local economy in the form of jobs, sales of goods and services, and other economic impacts.
- Reading out loud to kids encourages them to read more independently (The New York Times)
- Michigan to dump ACT for SAT as high school requirement (Detroit Free Press)
- New York school beats odds by ‘going rogue’ on Common Core (The Hechinger Report)