Teacher salaries vary widely in Washington state: Teacher compensation is a hot issue in Olympia as lawmakers work through budget negotiations tied to the landmark McCleary case. As things currently stand, local levies lead to salary differences of up to $10,000 between districts.
Evergreen State College works to move past hippie reputation: At 44 years old, Evergreen State College is nearing middle age and moving past its reputation as a hippie school without structure or rigor. President Les Purce is preparing to depart after 15 years, and his successor George Bridges wants to make the school a household name.
Data collection in schools goes beyond test scores (The New York Times): Districts around the country are using data to keep track of everything from school bus routes to classroom cleanliness.