education http://kuow.org en Lake Wash. School District Bonds Failing On Second Round http://kuow.org/post/lake-wash-school-district-bonds-failing-second-round <p></p><p>Along with <a href="http://kuow.org/post/king-county-metro-prop-1-failing-early-returns">Proposition 1</a>, another measure on some King County ballots appears to be failing. The construction bond measure for the Lake Washington School District needed 60 percent to pass.</p><p>Early returns had just 50 percent of voters approving it. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:59:27 +0000 Jamala Henderson 33157 at http://kuow.org Lake Wash. School District Bonds Failing On Second Round One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents http://kuow.org/post/one-approach-head-start-help-kids-help-their-parents President Obama has called repeatedly on Congress to help states pay for "high-quality preschool" for all. In fact, those two words — "high quality" — appear time and again in the president's prepared remarks. They are also a refrain among early childhood education advocates and researchers. But what do they mean? And what separates the best of the nation's preschool programs from the rest?<p>NPR found one answer to those questions in Tulsa, Okla. The city is known as a national leader in early childhood education. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 33065 at http://kuow.org One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-michigans-ban-affirmative-action The Supreme Court has ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.<p>In a 6-2 decision Tuesday, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx">the justices</a> said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside the voter-approved ban as discriminatory.<p>Justice Anthony Kennedy <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-682_j4ek.pdf">wrote the majority decision</a> in the case <em>Schuette v. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:28:48 +0000 Scott Neuman 33003 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool? http://kuow.org/post/what-exactly-high-quality-preschool <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbWRWeVe1XE</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 32989 at http://kuow.org What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool? Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem http://kuow.org/post/does-higher-education-lack-diversity-western-pres-says-its-national-problem <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Western Washington University President Dr. Bruce Shepard about his <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/blog/posts/24.shtml">concerns for the lack of diversity</a> at Western and other schools across the country.</p><p>In a recent convocation speech, Shepard sparked a debate over his statement: "If we are as white in 10 years as we are today, Western will have failed as a university." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32732 at http://kuow.org Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-teacher-wins-milken-educator-award <p></p><p>A high school social studies teacher in Tacoma was caught off guard when he received a national award for his exceptional work in the classroom. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:19:33 +0000 Lisa Brooks 32672 at http://kuow.org Tacoma Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award SAT Releases Preview Of New Test Questions http://kuow.org/post/sat-releases-preview-new-test-questions High school students planning to take the SAT in 2016 can now look up sample questions to the new version of the college admissions test.<p>The College Board, the company that owns the SAT, announced last month that it was making big changes to the test, which has lost ground to the rival ACT test.<p>Among the key changes:<p><ol> <li>A move away from &#8220;obscure words&#8221; to focus on &#8220;relevant words, the meanings of which depend on how they’re used.&#8221;</li> <li>&#8220;Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Essay sections&#8221; where students will &#8220;be asked to demonstrate Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:41:02 +0000 editor 32662 at http://kuow.org Colorado High School Offers Treatment To Drug Users http://kuow.org/post/colorado-high-school-offers-treatment-drug-users Ever since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado in January, some school officials say they&#8217;re seeing more students using it. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:40:33 +0000 editor 32658 at http://kuow.org Colorado High School Offers Treatment To Drug Users Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' http://kuow.org/post/ken-burns-greatest-speech-american-history <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary, "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-address/home/">The Address</a>."</p><p>The film captures the story of a <a href="http://www.greenwood.org/">school for boys</a> with learning differences and disabilities in Vermont where the students are encouraged to recite <span class="st">President Abraham Lincoln's </span>Gettysburg Address. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 32622 at http://kuow.org Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' Reforming Punishment In Washington Public Schools http://kuow.org/post/reforming-punishment-washington-public-schools <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Katie Mosehauer, executive director of <a href="http://www.waappleseed.org/#!about2/c4nz" target="_blank">Washington Appleseed, </a>about <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/07/14-07-029.htm" target="_blank">proposed changes</a> to school discipline policies in Washington state public schools. The state government <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/5946-S.SL.pdf">passed a law in September</a> that would limit almost all suspensions and expulsions to, at maximum, one year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:32:33 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32516 at http://kuow.org Reforming Punishment In Washington Public Schools Food Pantries On The Rise To Help 'Starving Students' http://kuow.org/post/food-pantries-rise-help-starving-students <p>The expression “starving students” is not just a cliché. It’s real.</p><p>Researchers call this situation “food insecurity,” and it’s a concern that affects schools across the country, including many in the Pacific Northwest. A recent study in the <a href="http://www.jneb.org/article/S1499-4046%2813%2900707-0/abstract">Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior</a> found that 59 percent of students at <a href="http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/45177/PattonLopez_JNEB_foodinsecurity_11414.pdf?sequence=1">Western Oregon University </a>were going hungry.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:17:49 +0000 Ruby de Luna 32419 at http://kuow.org Food Pantries On The Rise To Help 'Starving Students' Common Core State Standards Explained http://kuow.org/post/common-core-state-standards-explained <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds sits down with KUOW's education reporter Ann Dornfeld to talk about the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/common-core-good-fit-kindergarten">new changes to learning standards</a> in Washington state public schools. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:29:39 +0000 Ann Dornfeld & Ross Reynolds 32405 at http://kuow.org Common Core State Standards Explained Is Common Core A Good Fit For Kindergarten? http://kuow.org/post/common-core-good-fit-kindergarten <p></p><p>As school districts across Washington integrate the new Common Core State Standards in reading and math into their curricula, some kindergarten teachers say the standards are&nbsp;squeezing out other important lessons that young children need to succeed in school – and life. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:30:27 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 32339 at http://kuow.org Is Common Core A Good Fit For Kindergarten? Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy http://kuow.org/post/paying-student-loans-puts-dent-wallets-and-economy Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <em>Morning Edition</em> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of the financial burden they took on as students.<p>William Elliott, director of the Assets and Education Initiative at the University of Kansas, says the burden of student loans isn't just a personal, short-term problem for individuals. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:53:00 +0000 NPR Staff 32341 at http://kuow.org Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy Jared Diamond Aims Evolution Education At Youth http://kuow.org/post/jared-diamond-aims-evolution-education-youth <p></p><p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with author and professor <a href="http://www.jareddiamond.org/">Jared Diamond</a> about an adaptation of his book<em>, "</em>The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The adaption targets high school students. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:59:02 +0000 Arwen Nicks, Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32299 at http://kuow.org Jared Diamond Aims Evolution Education At Youth