The Daily Ed: May 22, 2012

Bellevue attorney to face off against Redmond councilman for Eddy’s seat (via Bellevue Patch)
Cyrus Habib and Hank Meyers are running in the 48th Legislative District to fill retiring Rep. Deb Eddy’s seat. Habib has received the League of Education Voters PAC’s endorsement.

Q&A: Rep. Rick Larsen on higher ed funding (via The Western Front)
Rick Larsen, representative from Washington’s 2nd Legislative District, answers questions about policy related to higher education.

Opinion: Lower tuition is the best aid for state’s higher-education students (via Seattle Times)
University of Washington senior Alicia Halberg writes: “the high-tuition, high-aid model will have a disproportionately negative impact on prospective low-income, minority and middle-class students. At the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, this model has resulted in a 10-percent decrease in enrollment from low-income students, stagnation in enrollment for minorities, and a decreasing number of first-generation college students.”

Opinion: World-class education aids national security (via The Olympian)
A retired Air Force general adds his voice to the call for continued support of early learning.

Los Angeles school police citations draw federal scrutiny (via Youth Today)
An in-depth look at the impact of discipline policies in LA and actions being taken by students, parents and advocates.

KIPP grads will head to UPenn in new partnership (via Education News)
University of Pennsylvania has agreed to accept 12 to 15 KIPP school graduates per year, as part of a new partnership whose goal is to help disadvantaged students reach Ivy League colleges.

Tuesday Teacher Bonus
Hugh Jackman “auditions” to be a teacher at Harlem Village Academies
He’s not a teacher, but he plays one on TV.

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