The Daily Ed: June 29, 2012

Education community welcomes new superintendent José Banda (Seattle Times)
Seattle’s education community leaders give their welcome to the new superintendent, who arrived in Seattle yesterday.

Documentary features success of Lincoln High School (Walla Walla Union Bulletin)
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin features LEV’s film on the new approach to discipline at Lincoln High School.

MA considers school discipline reform (National Opportunity to Learn Campaign)
A new bill in the House in Massachusetts would prohibit schools from permanently expelling students for “non-serious offenses” and would require schools to provide alternative education services to students sent out of the classroom for more than 10 consecutive days.

Jacksonville-area special-needs students get help in summer programs (Florida Times Union)
Special needs students in Jacksonville, FL get extra supports over summer so that they can maintain the year’s knowledge and start strong next fall.

Is online teacher training good for public education? (TIME)
A reporter looks into what it’s like to get taught teaching strategies online and comes out with a mixed review.

Friday Bonus: With no human supervision, 16,000 computers learn to recognize cats
In an experimental attempt replicate the human brain using computers, scientists at Google fed 16,000 processors 10 million random YouTube clips. Guess what they discovered?

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