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January 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Daily round-up: Dream Act passes state house, 2 injured in New Mexico school shooting

Dream Act passes state house; senate unlikely to act: The state House of Representatives voted Monday to pass Washington’s version of the Dream Act, which would allow college students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to qualify for financial aid. Despite the rare opening-day vote, senate leaders say they are unlikely to pass the bill this session.

Two students injured at New Mexico school shooting (AP): A 14-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were airlifted to the hospital in critical and serious condition after a shooting at a Roswell, N.M., middle school on Tuesday morning. Citing witnesses, the Associated Press has reported the gunman is a student who is now in police custody.

In Rhode Island, students’ likelihood of finishing college tied to high school math scores (AP): Fewer than a quarter of students who scored below proficient on a statewide standardized math test for 11th graders remained in college beyond their freshman year.

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