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February 26, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Round-up: Inslee continues push on teacher evaluations, obesity rates drop among young children

Inslee plans bill to include test scores in teacher evaluations: The fight over whether student test scores ought to be used in teacher evaluations is far from over.  Gov. Jay Inslee and state schools chief Randy Dorn are reportedly working on a compromise bill that would let the state keep its No Child Left Behind waiver.

Feds sue for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services (AP): The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has accused Indiana-based ITT Educational Services of pushing students into expensive private students loans while knowing they were likely to default. The lawsuit seeks restitution for victims, an injunction against ITT and a civil fine.

National obesity rate falls for young children (The New York Times): Obesity rates for children between the ages of 2 and 5 have declined by 43 percent in the past decade, according to a new federal health report. More locally, south King County has seen a drop in obesity rates among middle- and high-school students.

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