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January 23, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Round-up: Obama calls for action on college sexual assault epidemic, career training program helps local young people find jobs

White House report finds 1 in 5 female college students sexually assaulted (AP): President Obama is calling for action amid a new White House report that finds 1 in 5 female college students are sexually assaulted, and only 1 in 8 report the crime. A federal task force has 90 days to come up with recommendations for colleges and universities on how to prevent and respond to rape and assault.

Guest opinion: Teachers need more collaboration time: Writing in The Seattle Times’ Opinion pages, a superintendent from Central Washington argues that an increase in required instructional time is compromising teachers’ ability to collaborate and learn from one another. Kevin Chase says the state should pass a new law permitting districts to free up time for a weekly professional meeting.

Career training program helps young people of color develop job skills (KUOW): Low-income young people of color who do not have four-year degrees are getting a leg up from Year Up, a yearlong career training program in Seattle that aims to place participants in jobs earning at least $15 an hour.

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