Will you look at that - a school district voted to opt out of all statewide standardized tests. This was in Lee County in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Chicago Teachers Union is staging a one-day strike over funding issues from the state. Has a familiar ring to it, that wish for fully-funded schools.
Great ad from New Zealand on checking your phone in your car. Show your teens.
The great former Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has a civics project - iCivics - and they have a game, Win the White House, that looks like fun for the kids.
According to The Stranger, there will be hedgehogs at UW's Red Square today from 2-5 pm for viewing (and maybe petting.)
Story from KPLU on SPS and before-and-after school childcare.
The Governor has scheduled two times today to sign a slew of bills into law. One is at 1:30 at an elementary school in Tacoma for just one bill in support of homeless students and one is at 2:45 pm in his own conference room for about 20 bills. The charter school bill is not named for either time. I'd like to think the Governor would have more courage than to wait until the end of the day on a Friday to announce his decision but we can only wait and see.
There's another Mayor's conversation on Education tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd, with Soup for Teachers and City Councilman Rob Johnson as hosts at the University Temple United Methodist Church from noon to 2 pm., 1415 NE 43rd St. City Survey.
Congrats to both Washington's Paramount Duty and Soup for Teachers for being named Superheroes for Washington families by Parent Map magazine.
There are no community meetings this Saturday with school board directors.
Here's hoping you have a fun April Fools' Day.
What's on your mind?