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February 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Round-up: Technology threatens snow days, how disadvantaged students affect peers

Technology threatens snow days for older students (The New York Times): The concept of a snow day spent completely detached from school may soon be a thing of the past, as more students receive district-issued laptops. About a third of school districts in the U.S. currently provide students with laptops or similar devices.

School bond still falling short in Lake Washington School District: Updated vote tallies show the Lake Washington School District’s bond measure is still 3 percentage points shy of the 60 percent majority needed to pass. Meanwhile, measures in the Northshore, Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts continue to be narrowly passing.

Study finds disadvantaged students can have negative effects on classmates (The Washington Post): A study examining 10,000 Philadelphia children from kindergarten through third grade found students with “risk factors” can have a negative impact on the academic progress of their peers.

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