The Daily Ed: July 6, 2012

Seattle schools’ plan on innovation delayed (Seattle Times)
A judge ruled that the school board cannot pass on its authority to waive district policy as the new Creative Approach Schools plan allows.

Glenwood school gets solar lab (Goldendale Sentinel)
Students at the Glenwood School will have an opportunity to see how solar power and renewable energy work in their own lab, being built this summer.

‘No Child Left Behind’ whittled down by White House (New York Times)
“On Friday, the Department of Education plans to announce that it has granted waivers releasing two more states, Washington and Wisconsin, from some of the most onerous conditions of the signature Bush-era legislation. With this latest round, 26 states are now relieved from meeting the lofty — and controversial — goal of making all students proficient in reading and mathematics by 2014.”

1st District Senate candidates’ statements (Everett Herald)
Candidates in the 1st District make their statements, including LEV PAC endorsed Dawn McCravey.

Big rewards, less job security for college leaders (Seattle Times)
“Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.”

Hot Friday Bonus Dog’s advice on a hot day: ‘Play it cool boy, Reeeaaal cool’
For those of us in Seattle who may have forgotten how to cool off when summer rolls around.

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