Parents are reading to their kids more. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, parents, especially low income parents, are spending more time with their children—reading, having dinner together, playing—than a decade ago. (Education Week)
Back at work. After six months of negotiating and two rounds of votes, public employee unions in Connecticut have approved contract concessions of more than $1.6 billion. That agreement will rescind pink slips for about 3,000 state workers. (Wall Street Journal)
Out-of-state advantage. State universities are admitting an increasing number of out-of-state students due to tight budgets. Last year University of Illinois and University of Washington both welcomed freshman classes with 27% out-of-state students. University of Michigan’s out-of-state population is up to 40%. (The Daily Beast)
One Laptop Per Child. Uruguay is giving a free computer to every student. But is that enough to improve student learning? (Getting Smart blog)
Written by intern Marley Zeno.