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December 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Daily round-up: MN schools examine discipline policies, Skagit County tech program offers variety

Schools in Minneapolis consider discipline alternatives (StarTribune): Following a federal audit, public schools in Minneapolis are looking at ways to lower the rate at which they suspend students of color. Disproportionate discipline in Seattle has also caught the attention of federal investigators.

Mount Vernon technical school lets students sample variety of trades (Skagit Valley Herald): The Northwest Career and Technical Academy offers high-school students hands-on training in a dozen or so high-paying, in-demand fields, such as aerospace manufacturing and engineering or marine science and technology. Local districts say the school serves a critical need that they would be unable to meet individually.

Black college students in California face persistent hurdles, report finds (Los Angeles Times): Black students in California have the lowest completion rate at community colleges as well as the state’s public university system. A report from an advocacy group points to a ban on affirmative action and budget cuts as two causes of the racial disparity.

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