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

How does a writer help create more 'nerds of color'?

Writer Jervey Trevalon talks about identity, teaching and organizing literary events with an eye toward engaging young people.

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

Who should shape education?

According to Sandra Stotsky, people like Bill Gates are having more and more of a say in decisions about education. Is this okay?

KUOW-FM

1 in 4 Americans with college degrees shouldn't have bothered

Analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have found that roughly 25 percent of those with bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. derive no economic benefit from their diplomas.

QUARTZ

Childcare in King County costs $5,000 more than state average

Under a new proposition, an increased property tax could cover the cost of preschool for low-income families. 

KPLU-FM

1 Seattle school's test results face review

Seattle Public Schools alerted the state to a surprising spike in the school's results for math and reading.

SEATTLE TIMES

Obama administration delays on teacher-performance demand

Bowing to pressure, Education Secretary Duncan on Thursday announced a one-year delay in a requirement that states include test scores as an element in teacher evaluations. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Culture warriors' latest target: Advanced Placement history

And the head of the College Board is acting like someone who wants to back down over criticism about teaching "negative aspects" of U.S. history. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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