Living where they work isn’t an option for most Eastside teachers: Seattle Times data journalist Gene Balk crunched the numbers and found teachers in Bellevue and Issaquah would have to spend 8.1 times the median income to afford a typical home in their districts. Conventional wisdom advises spending no more than four times your annual income on a home.
N.Y. governor supports tax credit for private-school tuition (The New York Times): New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is supporting a bill that would give families tax credits for sending their children to private and religious schools. But the proposition seems unlikely to make it through the Democrat-controlled State Assembly.
Child-care options while teachers are on strike: The city of Seattle is offering a free day of supervised activities on Tuesday for grades K-8, and other resources are also available.