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February 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Round-up: Most school ballot measures passing; report warns about teen stress

Most suburban school ballot measures passing: Several school districts outside of Seattle are awaiting final ballot results from special elections held Tuesday. Most bond measures were passing in early returns — some by narrow margins.

Researchers find more teens than adults face ‘extreme stress’ (USA Today): A new survey from the American Psychological Association has found that 27 percent of teens report feeling “extreme” stress during the school year, compared to 21 percent of adults. The report warns that young people’s unhealthy patterns of stress could follow them into adulthood, increasing their risk for a wide range of health problems.

Education majors dwindle as teacher salaries drop in North Carolina (NPR): Freshmen enrollment in state universities’ education schools is down 20 to 40 percent in North Carolina as teacher pay continues to dramatically decrease. The average public-school teacher in North Carolina earns $45,957; across the U.S., the average is $56,383.

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