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The Daily Ed: May 10th, 2012

Welcome to The Daily Ed where we post education news from across the state and the country. What’s happening today:

Midday Scan: Good schools still go where the money is
“According to the new U.S. News and World Report ranking, the Bellevue School District is home to four of the top five high schools in the state. “

Stop ‘paddling’ in schools
The Everett Herald staff  add to the corporal punishment in school debate.

Science Scores Draw Concern
According to data from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, 68% of students who took the exam are not proficient in science.

Marysville Getchell campus wins high marks for design
The Getchell High School campus in Marysville is nationally recognized.

Editorial: Dropouts are fewer but fight isn’t over
Editorial on how Spokane schools were able to increase their graduation rates by reaching out to struggling students.

Seattle-area schools shine again at New York City’s Essentially Ellington competition
Jazz bands from across Seattle perform in prestigious New York competition.

Outside of Washington…

Universities, Districts to Partner on Common-Core Secondary Math
“Universities, community colleges, and K-12 districts in 30 states announced plans this week to work together on redesigning secondary mathematics teacher preparation to align to the Common Core State Standards.” Washington is not among them.

Conn. bill eliminate remedial college courses
A bill that would eliminate remedial college courses in Connecticut passed. Naturally, there is disagreement on whether this would help or hurt students.

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