Dorn releases proposal for school funding, says Legislature isn’t doing enough: Washington state schools chief Randy Dorn issued his own funding proposal on Tuesday, saying lawmakers are not making enough progress toward fulfilling the McCleary mandates. Dorn’s plan includes $2.2 billion in the 2015-17 budget cycle; it would reduce class sizes in grades K-12 and limit how much districts can raise through local levies.
Nine of 10 defendants get jail time in Atlanta cheating scandal (AP): Nine of the 10 former Atlanta educators found guilty in a conspiracy to inflate student test scores have received sentences of up to seven years in jail. The judge encouraged all of the defendants to negotiate with prosecutors, but only two ended up reaching agreements.
Oregon plans to end reduced-price lunches next school year (The Oregonian): About 30,000 Oregon children who currently qualify for reduced-price lunches would receive them for free next year under a new budget provision.
Where are the teachers of color? (The New York Times)