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The Daily Ed: July 16, 2012

Cantwell: As work force retires, who will build Boeing’s planes? (Seattle PI)
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell visited a machining factory that supplies Boeing with parts for its planes and talked about the need for growing a workforce skilled in this kind of work to keep up with international competitors.

Janel Keating shifts into superintendency of White River School District (Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier Herald)
After serving as Deputy Superintendent since December, Janel Keating has officially stepped into the role of superintendent in this Pierce County school district. She continues with much praise from the community and school district staff.

2 area teachers will partner with scientists (Tacoma News Tribune)
Two local teachers will work beside scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the teaching laboratory.

Opinion: Our students deserve to be challenged (Yakima Herald)
This writer argues that the recent study that found that students think school is too easy should be a major force for change in our schools.

Many students unprepared for high school math (Education News)
Many students come to high school without the proper foundation for learning higher level math skills.

McKenna, State education reform advocates seek input from Mercer Islanders (Mercer Island Patch)
Gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna met with parents and community members in Mercer Island at an Excellent Schools Now Coalition event to talk about what’s working for them in education.

School discipline alternatives explored in Harkin hearing (Huffington Post)
Last Thursday, Congress heard testimony on school discipline issues, specifically on using physical restraints on students.

Monday Bonus: How to skip 99 percent of philosophical debates
Now it’s all settled.

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