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

    The state of education innovation in 2015.

    An examination of how education looks today, and where it can go. 

    MEDIUM.COM

    Obama's community-college plan could force states to do better by higher education

    Free tuition in the first two years could overhaul the nation's higher education even if his proposal doesn't win approval before he leaves office.

    THE HUFFINGTON POST

    Seattle's first charter school on probation

    After not meeting all the requirements of their charter, the school will remain on probation until it fulfills a corrective action plan.

    NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

    Interim school superintendent loses the interim

    Seattle school board members decide to call off their search for a superintendent, permanently appointing interim superintendent Larry Nyland.

    KPLU-FM

    Future of state's first charter school is already in doubt

    The First Place Scholars school in Seattle, which opened in September, has to prove to a state commission that it can fix its deficiencies quickly.

    SEATTLE TIMES

    Suspensions don't fix behavior

    The Kent School District is looking for more effective disciplinary actions. 

    SEATTLE TIMES

    Highly regarded Seattle teacher departed while under pot investigation

    The teacher gave up his license, ending a probe into allegations that he bought pot for a teen-age student.

    SEATTLEPI.COM

    Seven colleges from our state are represented at the White House summit on college access

    Participants from Bellevue College, Olympic College, Renton Tech, Saint Martins University, Seattle Colleges, Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University will talk to President Obama and the first lady about expanding college access, degree completion, readiness and more.

    SEATTLE TIMES

    Tacoma making big progress on student achievement

    Led by Carla Santorno, the once-underperforming district has seen such big gains in graduation rates that it is now ahead of the state average.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS (WASH.)
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