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March 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Round-up: Seattle schools studying later start times, colleges reach deal on nursing degrees

Seattle schools move forward on pushing back start times: The Seattle school board has taken the first step in implementing later start times for teens, an idea long supported by teacher and parent organizations. The district will now study the financial and logistical impacts of the potential shift. If approved, the schedule change would begin in the fall of 2016.

Colleges reach deal to standardize nursing degreesWashington’s community colleges have reached a deal with the state’s four-year university system to standardize a path for nursing students to complete their degrees. Called the “3+1 model,” the program enables students to complete three years of prerequisites at a community college before transferring to a nursing school for their final year.

Discovery Hall moves UW Bothell into the future (opinion): UW Bothell is cutting the ribbon today on a new science hall that will enable the campus to increase its enrollment by 1,000 students and offer five new STEM degrees. Seattle Times editorial writer Lance Dickie calls the new building “a window on the future.”

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