Common Core testing rolls out in Oregon (The Oregonian): Students across Oregon are beginning to take the Smarter Balanced tests, the same set of Common Core-related exams that Washington students will take this spring. The testing window for both Oregon and Washington opened on Tuesday.
UW students urge school to end coal investments: A group of students called Divest UW will make a presentation to the board of regents on Thursday, asking that the university sell off its investments in thermal coal. The University of Washington’s $2.6 billion endowment includes about $2.3 million that is invested in coal.
Racist chant at U. of Oklahoma leads to wider fraternity inquiry (The New York Times): The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students for leading a racist chant on a bus to a formal event organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The national fraternity, meanwhile, is investigating where the chant originated and whether it is being used at other chapters.
The growing risk of suicide in rural America (The Atlantic)