The Daily Ed: July 12, 2012

Embattled Tukwila schools superintendent resigns (Seattle Times)
After facing investigation for allegedly making inappropriate racial comments, Tukwila schools superintendent resigns.

U.S. education official calls on state to step up higher-ed help (Seattle Times)
Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the federal Department of Education and a key policymaker on higher-education issues in President Obama’s administration, spoke during a town hall-style meeting at the University of Washington on Wednesday. She called on the state to provide “stable and predictable higher-education funding.”

Opinion: High-performing charter schools can close the opportunity gap (Seattle Times)
Teacher and Executive Director of Teachers United, Christopher Eide, writes of charter schools: “True innovation for Washington would seek to provide a quality education to those students who don’t already have access to one, rather than expand privilege for many of those who already do.”

Ed. law challenges loom after health-care ruling (Education Week)
The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act is likely bring new litigation over a variety of areas, including how the federal government requires states to act in order to receive funds for education.

Next up in teacher evaluations: student surveys (Education Week)
Schools around the country are implementing teacher evaluation systems that include specific student feedback.

District 17 hopefuls disagree on most issues (The Columbian)
Candidates for the Vancouver-area 17th Legislative District, including LEV PAC-endorsed Monica Stonier, talk about their priorities for the district should they be elected.

No quick fix for disproportionate discipline of black students (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)
An article takes a look at the research and possible methods for ending the disproportionate discipline of students of color, and concludes that there are no easy fixes, but changing school culture is essential.

Thursday Bonus: 10 Cutest Cat Moments
Is your day lacking cuteness? Look no further.

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  1. Melissa Westbrook July 12, 2012

    I guess you missed that story where Bill Gates bought charters onto the ballot. Nothing says grassroots like a small group of mostly white millionaires and billionaires.


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