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Meet the Swing Districts

A handful of voters in a handful of districts may decide the future of our state. Who are they and how will they vote? Starting with the 35th in timber country, it's time to get to know the districts.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Joel Connelly: Pre-school expansion is gearing up

Mayor Ed Murray says it's important to collaborate with Seattle Public Schools so students maintain their early gains.

SEATTLEPI.COM

College kids’ homeless hell

While colleges spend billions on new facilities, you'd be shocked where students are staying. Here's the dark truth.

SALON

Congress has left reservation schools in decrepit shape

The Interior Department is turning educational decisions over to local leaders but the buildings need expensive improvements.

NEW YORK TIMES

Schools here finding it hard to find substitute teachers

It's not clear why the challenge has become so severe, but the rising economy and upgraded training offerings for regular teachers are possible factors.

SEATTLE TIMES

The challenge of teaching science in rural America

In districts where distances are wide and budgets are tight, even the most basic chemistry lab may be out of reach.

THE ATLANTIC

Education advocate, Costco founder Bob Craves dies at 72

He was chair of the state higher education board and helped found the College Success Foundation. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Parents: kids don't have enough time for lunch

Seattle schools require at least a 20-minute lunch period, but as many as 50 elementary schools may be violating that policy. 

McCleary mandate and the class size initiative, helpful or hurtful?

Although a group behind the class-size initiative joins some skeptical lawmakers in urging voters to reject it, nearly two thirds say they're likely to support the initiative.

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