Seattle World School celebrates first graduation: Since 1980, the Seattle World School has existed as a transitional program for immigrant and refugee students, feeding them into larger high schools. But four years ago, leaders in Seattle Public Schools approved a plan to allow students to stay through graduation. On Tuesday, 13 seniors from five different countries became the school’s first graduating class.
Green space could help students do better in school, study finds (AP): School campuses that have trees or other green spaces can help students pay attention and remember more in class, according to a new study conducted in Barcelona, Spain. The researchers suggested the landscaping could affect student performance by cutting down on both noise and air pollution, which can hinder brain development.
Clinton makes pre-K a campaign issue (AP): Hillary Clinton is making universal pre-K the first major policy proposal of her 2016 presidential campaign.
Sensory room helps special ed students focus during reading time (The Oregonian)
Colleges use big data to to identify students at risk of dropping out (The Washington Post)