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The Daily Ed: July 11, 2012

State Board of Education meets Wednesday, Thursday at WWU (Tacoma News Tribune)
The State Board of Education kicked off their (open to the public) meeting today at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Knapp charts era of collaboration for Seattle teachers union (Seattle Times)
The Seattle Time’s Editorial Board on the new SEA President Jonathan Knapp, “Knapp is leading Seattle where many teachers unions across the country are headed. Even the two big national organizations, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, have begun working with states and the Obama administration on key changes to public schools.”

Teacher pay report has a lot to shock, and to like (Tacoma News Tribune)
The Compensation Technical Working Group ( a task force created by the state to look in to teacher pay) found that levy laws are being violated, among other things.

Everett Rotary pledges $200,000 to help get kids to college (Everett Herald)
The Rotary Club of Everett will be donating money to The Next Generation Program to help area students go to college.

School as Wonder, or Way Out
In a guest column for the New York Times, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, “I can tell you everything that was wrong with my education — how cold pedagogy reduced the poetry of Macbeth to a wan hunt for hamartia, how the beautiful French language broke under rote vocabulary. But more than that, I can tell you what happens when education is decoupled from curiosity, and becomes little more than an insurance policy.”

Wednesday Bonus: A dog finds his forever home.
Don’t mind me. I think someone is chopping onions near by.

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