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The Daily Ed: August 10, 2012

Head of Rainier Beach High PTSA to be honored at White House (Seattle Times)
Carlina Brown, President of the Rainier Beach High School PTSA, will be honored at the White House today for her efforts to engage parents and improve her community’s school.

Editorial: Fully Funding Education (The Columbian)
The Columbian Editorial Board argues that the Office of Financial Management’s estimates that education cannot be fully funded without raising taxes are more realistic than either gubernatorial candidate’s plans to fund the education system.

Across the Board Cuts: 1,356 Head Start Children in WA to Be Cut Come January (WSA Head Start & ECEAP)
“If nothing changes between now and January 2013 all discretionary programs will take a 7.8% cut. In Washington State 1,356 children would be dropped” from early learning programs.

New Mass. law gives expelled students more options (Boston Globe)
A new law in Massachusetts requires districts and schools to give suspended or expelled students options for completing their missed work, including referrals to alternative schools, tutoring, or online learning programs.

Do tablets beat laptops for technology in the classroom? (Education News)
Schools are purchasing more tablets than laptops from Apple, which the company claims is an unprecedented adoption of technology from the education field.

Researchers embark on long-term study of brain development (Education Week)
Starting with their first cohort of 200-300 children this fall, researchers in Roanoke, VA will study social and cognitive development over the long term.

Friday Bonus: Street drummer and his baby boy
Just some casual bonding time between bucket drumming kid and dad.

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