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

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

Although a group behind the year 2000 class-size initiative joins some skeptical lawmakers in urging votors to reject it, nearly two thirds say they're likely to support the initiative. 

KPLU-FM

Bill Gates says educational standards should be national

In a D.C. speech, he defends the Common Core educational standards.

SEATTLEPI.COM

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
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