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December 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Daily round-up: STEM meets shop class, state auditor finds colleges misused credit cards

At Georgia high school, STEM lessons find their way into shop class (The Atlantic): A 3-D printer, computer-controlled plasma cutter and welding stations have replaced traditional shop-class equipment at Dalton High School in Dalton, Ga. Educators there see shop class as way to blend vocational training with college-prep STEM curriculum: “It’s not an either/or with us,” Principal Steve Bartoo told The Atlantic.

State auditor calls out UW, WSU and WWU on credit-card use: A state auditor has concluded employees at Washington’s three largest public universities have misused state-issued credit cards by charging $226,583 worth of alcohol, gifts and other items. UW officials have disputed the auditor’s report, saying the purchases were all made for allowable purposes, and that the only point of contention is whether the credit-cards should have been used to make them.

Pierce County district partners with USDA on after-school meals (The News Tribune): High-poverty schools in Lakewood’s Clover Park School District are passing out free sandwiches and wraps as a way to sustain kids during after-school enrichment programs.

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