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December 2, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Daily round-up: Inslee pledges support for higher ed, teacher evaluations up for debate

Inslee encourages UW, WSU to ask lawmakers for more funding: In a Friday meeting with regents from the University of Washington and Washington State University, Gov. Jay Inslee vowed to help the two colleges secure more state funding for higher ed. His solution? Closing tax loopholes.

Readers offer thoughts on parent-teacher relationships: Seattle Times editorial columnist Lynne K. Varner followed up her Thursday column, titled “Are you driving your kid’s teachers and principals crazy?”, with a round-up of reader feedback. The consensus: Parents should have a say in their children’s education, but teachers deserve more respect than they often receive.

Legislature expected to address teacher-evaluation law next month (AP): Money won’t be the only education topic on the table when the Washington state legislature convenes in January. Lawmakers must also address a new federal requirement on teacher evaluations or risk losing its No Child Left Behind waiver.

Leavenworth-area businesses turn to students for problem solving (The Wenatchee World):  A new initiative at Cascade High School in Leavenworth is letting high-school students tackle real-world problems at local tourist-oriented businesses, including the Stevens Pass ski area.

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