Highline Public Schools http://www.kplu.org en How much do students benefit from free practice SATs? Some say a lot http://www.kplu.org/post/how-much-do-students-benefit-free-practice-sats-some-say-lot <p>Thousands of students across the state are taking the SAT this weekend.</p><p>The college entrance exam plays a big role in admissions, but a lot of students are poorly prepared for it. Some educators say an easy way to change that &ndash; and get students to gear up for college earlier &ndash; is to pay for sophomores or juniors to take a preliminary version of the test.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:33:00 +0000 Charla Bear 3097 at http://www.kplu.org How much do students benefit from free practice SATs? Some say a lot Cash prizes will go to schools that get more kids eating breakfast http://www.kplu.org/post/cash-prizes-will-go-schools-get-more-kids-eating-breakfast <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983098.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983098.mp3</a></p><p>More than 300,000 kids who qualify for free or reduced breakfast in Washington are not eating it.</p><p><a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/ChildNutrition/StatisticsReports.aspx">Participation in the state&rsquo;s early morning meal program is so low</a>, educators and children&rsquo;s advocates have launched <a href="http://www.fuelupfirstwithbreakfast.org/Site/Home.html">a new effort to get schools focused on the issue</a>.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:16:59 +0000 Charla Bear 2389 at http://www.kplu.org Cash prizes will go to schools that get more kids eating breakfast