The Daily Ed: August 2, 2012

College costs: comparing apples to apples (Seattle Times)
The Seattle Times Editorial Board applauds the Obama Administration’s efforts to give families more information when it comes to paying for college.

Adults dig math class for kids (Everett Herald)
The Edmonds School District offers free math help for area students over the summer.

Math and science fields battle persistent gender gap (USA Today)
“…Research shows that girls who enjoy — and excel at — math and science in high school are less likely than boys to pursue a college major in those fields.”

Why Early Ed. Is Not a Marquee Issue in 2012 Campaign (Education Week)
According to this article, possible reasons for why we don’t hear much about early education on the campaign trail include the media not raising the issue, the candidates not raising the issue, and those who benefit the most from early learning (kids) can’t vote.

Thursday Bonus: Excited train guy, New York!
You have never been this excited about anything.

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