According to KIRO tv, 565 teachers and 13,523 students reported absent from SPS. Wow. (I had thought of attending but being short makes a parade challenging. It started late and sounds like an absolute zoo (of the crazy, fun kind but really cold to wait for).
The Police were asking the crowd to keep cell phone use to a minimum because they were not getting 911 calls.
Ed Week reported on Seattle's efforts to have later start times.
Your next job (or probably your kid's) based on video gaming ability? Maybe.
Remember all that outcry over "bad" teachers? Turns out that the Department of Education found that "less effective" teaching is responsible for just 2-4% of the achievement gap? Study here.
Great article from Edutopia about kids and their views on student engagement (and what they like in a classroom).