Inslee cap-and-trade bill will have hearing today: State lawmakers will hold their first hearing today for Gov. Jay Inslee’s massive cap-and-trade bill, which would provide an estimated $947 million in 2017 for K-12 education, transportation, and other expenditures. The bill would set a statewide cap on carbon emissions and require the biggest polluters to buy allowances to offset the carbon they emit.
D.C. Head Start struggles with attendance (The Washington Post): More than a quarter of the students enrolled in Washington, D.C.’s public Head Start program were chronically absent last year, according to two new reports. Other studies have found similar rates of absenteeism at public preschools in Baltimore and New York City.
Philadelphia teachers in trouble for telling parents about opt-out policy (The Inquirer): Several teachers in Philadelphia are facing disciplinary action after they told parents they had a legal right to opt out of standardized tests.
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