UW appoints provost Ana Mari Cauce as interim president: Provost Ana Mari Cauce will take over for departing University of Washington president Michael Young on March 2, the UW Board of Regents announced Thursday. Cauce, 59, has worked at the university for nearly three decades.
National high-school grad rates up for third year in a row (The Washington Post): Eighty-one percent of students across the country graduated on time in 2013, according to new federal data released Thursday. The figure is up one percentage point from 2012 and two percentage points from 2011.
Documentary highlights role of teachers in keeping students off the streets (The Atlantic): “The Homestretch” follows three Chicago teenagers fighting against homelessness and examines the role their teachers play in helping them turn around their lives.
- $87 million Anacortes school bond maintains lead (Skagit Valley Herald)
- Arlington school bus levy fails for a second time (The Herald)