Seattle teachers warned against boycotting Common Core tests: Seattle Superintendent Larry Nyland said Thursday that teachers who decide to boycott new statewide exams tied to the new Common Core standards could face termination if they fail to give their supervisors enough notice of their decision. Teachers who give their schools enough time to secure other ways to administer the tests could face less dire consequences.
Kennewick teens present app at White House Science Fair (NPR): A group of students from the Tri Cities are in Washington, D.C., today to demonstrate an app they created at the White House Science Fair. Called Safe&Sound, the app is designed for teens who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression.
Fewer people taking, passing GED after exam gets tougher: In 2014, the company that makes the GED switched to a new, more difficult test that’s taken entirely on computers. Since then, the number of people taking the test in Washington has dropped dramatically, and statewide passage rates have decreased from 86 percent in 2013 to 71 percent last year.
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