The Daily Ed: September 27, 2012

It’s Christmas in September at Supreme Court (Tacoma News Tribune)
Peter Callahan writes, “The Washington Supreme Court courtroom Tuesday was lousy with lawyers representing the state attorney general and some of our toniest law firms.”

Seattle mayor to push for downtown school in South Lake Union (Seattle Times)
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is looking to make a deal with downtown developers in order to secure space for a elementary school.

Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households (Bellingham Herald)
Data from the Pew Research Center found that student debt is up 15 percent from 2007.

Minorities unequally disciplined in high school (Chicago News Tribune)
Looking at federal and city data, the Chicago News Tribune found that Black students are more likely to be reported to the police for disciplinary issues than White students.

Students in trouble often cooperate — even if they don’t need to (Chicago News Tribune)
“Edwin Yohnka, spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, is troubled about what he sees as a blurring of lines at school, with administrators and school resource officers — who are certified law enforcement officers on campuses — jointly involved in handling discipline cases.”

Report calls on schools to adopt digital media within 5 years (Education News)
A report from the State Education Technology Directors Association says that schools switching over to from textbooks digital media is beneficial academically and economically.

Fewer than half of 2012 high schools grads ready for college (Education News)
A report by the College Board found that only 43 percent of high school students “met the standards that correlate to a high likelihood of college success set out by the SAT College & Career Readiness Benchmark.”

Thursday Bonus: Dog vs. Dog Stroller Races
The only thing that would have made this video better is if they would of played “Grease Lightning” in the background.

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