Senate Democrats propose capital-gains tax to pay for education: Democrats in the state Senate want to introduce a capital-gains tax that would raise an estimated $1.7 billion through 2019 for K-12 education. The money would go toward raising teacher compensation statewide, a change that would reduce the need for local levies.
UW law school introduces fellowship to support minority students: Ex-governor Chris Gregoire is partnering with the University of Washington to offer a fellowship program targeted at minority law students. Gregoire Fellows will include nine students each year; they will be guaranteed summer internships at local law firms and receive mentoring and help studying for the bar exam.
Redmond teacher inducted into national hall of fame (KING 5): Brigitte Tennis, a teacher at Stella Schola Middle School in Redmond, is the first Washington state teacher in more than 20 years to be inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame.
Experts disagree on whether earning a college degree is worth the expense (Los Angeles Times)
For special-needs students, custom furniture out of schoolhouse scraps (The New York Times)