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November 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Daily round-up: NYC tests out single-sex education, Skagit County seeks more Latino teachers

Single-sex education re-emerges at public schools in New York City (AP): A network of all-boys public charter schools is growing in New York City. The five branches of the Eagle Academy for Young Men are all located in the city’s high-poverty neighborhoods, and two more schools are in the works.

Silas Potter Jr. gets three years for role in kickback scheme: The former Seattle Public Schools official was sentenced Friday for his role in the financial scandal that led to the firing of then-Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson in 2011. A King County jury convicted Potter of 30 counts of first-degree theft and six counts of second-degree theft earlier this month.

New Skagit County program aims to increase number of Latino teachers (The Skagit Valley Herald): A partnership between Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University and two local school districts is working to support Latino and bilingual high-students who are interested in becoming teachers. Mount Vernon High School has a student population that is 55-percent Latino but only one Latina teacher.

Arne Duncan says No Child Left Behind waivers are still at risk (Education Week): The education secretary warned an assembled group of state school chiefs last week that a recent reversal of requirements for No Child Left Behind waivers does not mean the feds are abandoning teacher-evaluation standards. Washington is one of three states at “high risk” for losing its waiver in the absence of a new teacher-evaluation system.

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