the morning cram [whooping cough edition]
NPR reports officials are trying to contain an outbreak of whooping cough in the Pacific Northwest.
Kentucky ~ Time is running out for Kentucky investors to file a claim in the Morgan Keegan bond fund settlement. State Representative Fred Nesler has taken an administrative post in the Department of Agriculture, giving up his seat in the state legislature. Christian County Schools will hold a special meeting tomorrow to interview a superintendent candidate. Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton says there’s been a “hollowing out” of the state’s court system over the last four years because of funding cuts. The watchdog group Bluegrass Institute has released a report blaming Kentucky's lawmakers for various issues with the state's pension systems.
Illinois ~ With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across Illinois, experts there say it's time to take precautions.
Tennessee ~ The head of an education foundation commissioned by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to review the state's new teacher evaluation system says it’s identified a key concern teachers have about the testing data used to evaluate them and will propose recommendations to address it.