The Daily Ed: August 29, 2012

Charter-school debate’s 4th round no less intense (Seattle Times)
Brian Rosenthal explores the charter school debate in Washington state.

Puyallup will ask voters for $279 million for schools
(Tacoma News Tribune)
Voters in the Puyallup school district will be asked to help fund projects through a bond.

Look to Europe to improve our educational system (Tacoma News Tribune)
UW-Tacoma professor and author Kate Baird says that the U.S. should look to Europe for education innovation.

Richland School District approves $98 million bond for February ballot (Tri-City Herald)
A bond to help fund building projects will appear on the ballot in February for Richland district voters.

Everett schools reach deal, will start Sept. 5 (Everett Herald)
The Everett Teacher’s Association and the district have reached an agreement and school will open next week.

Back-to-class tips for parents of middle-schoolers (The Lower Columbian Basin Daily News)
Educators and parents offer up some tips on how to help new middle school students transition from elementary school.

Mojave Desert parents go back to court over charter school issue (L.A. Times)
“In a continuing legal battle over the state’s parent-trigger law, Mojave Desert parents asked the courts Tuesday to order the Adelanto school board to stop blocking their efforts to select a charter school to take over their failing campus.”

Charters draw students from private schools, study finds (Los Angeles Times)
A new study finds that more parents are opting for public charter schools instead of private schools. The L.A. Times conducted a live chat about the issue here.

Wendy Roshan: With Flipped Classroom, ‘Old School’ No More (Education News)
A veteran Math teacher discusses how technology has changed her for the better.

African-American Males in Policy Spotlight (Education Week)
“In America’s public schools, African-American males are the least likely to read on grade level, most likely to be suspended or expelled, most likely to be referred to special education, and most likely to drop out, numerous studies have shown.”

Study: Bilingualism Can Ease Poverty’s Effects (Education Week)
A new study reveals the positive relationship between bilingualism and education.

Teachers Unions, Federal Spending Slammed at GOP Convention (Education Week)
Education Week gives readers a breakdown on some of the education discussion at the GOP Convention in Florida.

New ‘STEMworks Database’ Aims to Identify Strong Programs (Education Week)
A new database will enable access to STEM best practices.

Wednesday Bonus: Kanu Koala

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