Seattle charter school faces new state investigation: First Place Scholars, Washington’s first charter school, is facing a second probe from the state commission that governs charter schools. This time around, investigators are examining how well the school is sticking to its original educational program and whether teachers are adequately tracking student progress.
Highline construction bond falls short: A $376-million bond measure from Highline Public Schools has once again fallen short of the 60 percent needed for approval, according to early returns counted Tuesday night. An operating levy that required a simple majority was passing, however.
College prep hits first grade (The New York Times): Elementary school teachers around the country are incorporating ideas about college into their curriculum — some starting in first grade.
- UW student accused of bilking more than $32,000 from school (AP)
- Maryland district OKs later school start times (The Washington Post)
- GED loses its dominant position (The Wall Street Journal)