$20K in-state tuition may not be far off in Washington (Seattle Times)
Tuition costs at Washington’s state institutions of higher education are increasing so quickly that it is possible students may have to pay as much as $20,000 a year to attend by 2020.
Randy Dorn hopes to finish campaign at primary (Tacoma News Tribune)
Dorn hopes to clinch the position as OSPI’s head before the general election by winning enough votes over his relatively unknown opponents to reach the ballot unopposed.
$17.4M dip into reserves risky, needed, say Yakima schools officials (Yakima Herald)
A schools budget deficit in Yakima means that officials are planning to dip into their reserves, leaving a reserve of only about 2.5 percent of its expected expenses. “It’s either that or we start getting out the knife,” and cut programming, board member Walter Ranta said.
Estimates show Richland schools need $116 million for improvements (Tri-City Herald)
School officials in the Richland school district will ask taxpayers for a $116 million bond to rebuild three elementary schools, construct three new schools and support other school facilities projects, but some worry the cost is too high to get voter approval.
Three candidates to interview for South Kitsap interim superintendent (Kitsap Sun)
“The South Kitsap School Board has chosen three candidates to fill an interim superintendent position as they search for a permanent replacement for Superintendent Dave LaRose, who leaves for a new job July 30.”
Column: The special education problems we aren’t solving (New York Times)
Laura Klein, a teacher in a New York City school where 30 percent of the students are classified as needing special education, writes about the differences between cognitive and emotional disabilities and how many students are held to standards much lower than the results they are capable of achieving.
Maryland school board gives preliminary approval to student-discipline reforms (Washington Post)
The Maryland State Board of Education moved forward with its new school discipline overhaul. One of biggest changes is the requirement that its 24 school systems track racial disparities in discipline and come up with plans to resolve them. Problems must be reduced within a year and eliminated in three years under the changes.
Annual study finds child education, health improving (Education Week)
A study from the Annie E. Casey foundation has found that, despite the difficult economic times, health and education for children are improving in the U.S.
Early education good for the economy fed chairman says (Education Week)
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, highlighted the economic benefits of quality early childhood programs for an audience of children’s advocates gathered for a national conference this week in Cincinnati.
Discuss: Unequal treatment of minority students remains (Seattle Times)
Times editorial writer Lynne Varner introduces a discussion on how minority students are still treated unequally 48 years after Title VI of the Civil Rights Act was passed. Add your voice to the comments.
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