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The Daily Ed: August 3, 2012

Search of Bellevue student’s backpack illegal, court rules (Seattle Times)
The State Supreme Court ruled that a search of a student’s backpack by a school resource officer was illegal because the officer had already arrested the student and conducted the search while acting as a police officer.

State Rep. Eric Pettigrew: Bucking his party on education (Q13)
Rep. Eric Pettigrew talks about reasons for his support for charter schools and why he feels now is the time for them in Washington.

Blue sky, green schools: Work party at Denny/Sealth Garden (West Seattle Blog)
Seattle schools superintendent José Banda joined Seattle sports celebrities in helping community members fix up the garden on the Denny/Sealth school grounds.

High-speed internet access essential for rural residents (Tri-City Herald)
Rural communities and schools get internet access thanks to money from the Recovery Act.

Students urge teachers to embrace digital tools (New York Times)
At a technology in education conference, students told attendees that using social media and other tech tools in the classroom is important for engaging students.

Pilot program targets rural gifted students (Education Week)
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth has launched a new program called Rural Connections to bring the often overlooked group of gifted and talented students from rural communities to their programs.

Algebra-for-All policy harmed high-achievers, study finds (Education Week)
A study has found that high-achieving students’ academic improvement was slowed in schools with algebra for all policies.

Friday Bonus: Seattle Children’s Presents the Cat Immersion Project for Maga
Sometimes cats are just what you need to feel better.

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