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February 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Round-up: Ousted educator starts foundation, parents renew push for later start times

Fired Eastside Catholic educator starts Stand With Mr. Z foundation: Mark Zmuda, the former Eastside Catholic vice principal who was fired in December after marrying his same-sex partner, participated in a Friday panel discussion organized by current and former students. At the event, Zmuda announced he is starting a new foundation focused on ending workplace discrimination.

Seattle parents renew push for later school start times: Seattle School Board President Sharon Peaslee has joined a growing group of parents and educators advocating that the city’s middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. More than 3,300 people have signed an online petition requesting the change, which has proven to be a major logistical challenge here in Seattle and in other districts around the U.S.

Washington state hosts first high-school ethics bowl: The first-ever Washington State High School Ethics Bowl drew about 100 students to the University of Washington on Saturday. During the competition, teams verbally analyzed a wide range of ethical dilemmas, including marijuana legalization and genetically engineered meat.

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