The Daily Ed: August 8, 2012

Inslee, McKenna advance to general election (Everett Herald)
Gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna easily gained enough votes in the primary to advance to the general elction. Inslee earned 46.8 percent to McKenna’s 42.9 percent.

Voters approving Bremerton levy request (Kitsap Sun)
As of last night’s count, Bremerton School District voters are approving the levy to raise $7.6 million over four years.

Legislative-control fights up ante on K-12 policy (Education Week)
As political parties try to maneuver themselves into controlling state legislatures, education is more and more often a hot issue.

Dorn running strong in state schools race (KOMO)
State schools superintendent Randy Dorn has had strong voter support and may advance to the general election uncontested.

Australia adopts system to assess teachers yearly (Education News)
Australia has introduced a system of teacher assessments that requires schools to use student academic results, parent feedback and classroom observation to evaluate teacher performance.

Millions of children find the schoolhouse door locked (UCLA Civil Rights Project)
Seventeen percent of African American students nationwide received an out-of-school suspension compared to about five percent of White students, a comprehensive assessment of over 7,000 school districts finds.

Wednesday Bonus: Olympics 2024
This little diver earns a 10 for bravery.

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