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February 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Round-up: Homeless student population on the rise in Washington

More students are homeless in Washington state: Officials say more than 30,000 students were counted as homeless during the 2012-2013 school year, an increase of about 3,000 from the previous year. This is the sixth consecutive year the number of homeless students has risen in our state.

Classroom tech use could pose challenge to ban on junk-food ads (CNBC): Federal authorities announced new standards earlier this week that will eventually ban junk-food ads from schools. But the rules don’t seem to apply to online advertisements, which are often distributed to kids more subtly.

Seattle school bus drivers reach deal to avoid strike (KOMO News): School bus drivers in Seattle have reached a tentative deal to avoid a strike that would have affected 400 drivers.

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