Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as state results trickle in

The San Jose Mercury News – CHRISTINE ARMARIO “Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected, though still below what many parents may be...

Schools can — and should — teach more than discipline

The Seattle Times – Jerry Large “Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline doesn’t require more information or analysis. It requires a will to change strong enough to produce sustained, effective action. Someone said that the other night at a meeting about...

Yakima, Wash., Youngsters Mix Legos, Science Education

The U.S. News and World Report – The Associated Press “Most K-2 students wouldn’t dare go into a school library in an empty school on a sunny summer morning – much less to learn about Isaac Newton. But that is what happened recently at Roosevelt...

‘It’s just math’: Preschoolers can do more than we might think

The Seattle Times – John Higgins “Preschools typically leave math for grade school, in the belief that 4- and 5-year-olds aren’t old enough to understand what 7 stands for. Decades of brain science now show that waiting is a mistake. Even in the crib,...

Study finds housing vouchers best way to keep kids in same school

The Seattle Times – Caitlin Moran “More than 30,000 students in Washington’s public schools — or about one per classroom — do not have a reliable place to sleep at night, and are therefore classified as homeless. These students experience a range of...