The Daily Ed: May 15, 2012

Ingraham rocketry team lands trip to NASA event (via Seattle Times)
Seattle area high school Ingraham competed in national competion Team America Rocketry Challenge.

What Gregoire’s late embrace of education taxes means (via Crosscut)
Outgoing Governor Chris Gregoire supports an education tax, even though both gubernatorial candidates do not think new taxes are needed to fund education.

Programs open world of medicine to Kitsap students (via Kitsap Sun)
As Health Care continues to be a growing field, South Kitsap High School students will now have the opportunity to nursing assistant training combined with clinical work at a local health care center.

NSBA: New Report Finds Pitfalls in Full Time K-12 Virtual Schools (via NSBA- h/t WSSDA)
Although online schools are growing, a new report shows that many may not be effective.

Comparing Countries’ Instructional Hours (via Education Week)
Why comparing the classroom time internationally is tricky.

Teacher Performance Assessment Under Scrutiny (via Education Week)
Teacher evaluation pilots (and the organizations that develop them) face some criticism.

Tuesday Bonus:
America’s Finest Educators Dance Bomb Their Students (via Jezebel)
I wanna dance with somebody!

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