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December 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Daily round-up: Wenatchee students find success through mariachi; NY school goes all-digital

Wenatchee High School’s mariachi program helps give students path to higher ed: (AP): Education officials in Wenatchee say an extra-curricular mariachi program is teaching students self-discipline and bumping up graduation rates at a school where 20 percent of students are from migrant families and nearly 60 percent receive free and reduced-price meals.

New $78-million dormitory set to open on UW campus next month: More than 600 University of Washington students will move into the new Lander Hall next year, as nearby Terry Hall nears demolition next year. Some of the perks: bigger rooms, private bathrooms.

Private high school in New York goes all-digital (The Huffington Post): A Catholic high school outside of New York City has gone all-in with a transition from traditional textbooks to e-books. Locally, the Lake Washington School District is attempting to create digital texts to replace books in high-school science classes.

Seattle Times editorial columnist Lynne K. Varner signs off: Varner used her last column to reflect on the changes in public education over the past 20 years.

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