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March 24, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Round-up: Half of vets on GI Bill graduate, UW studies long-term impact of adolescent gangs

Report: Half of vets on GI Bill graduate (AP): A new report from a veterans advocacy group has found 51.7 percent of students who studied under the GI Bill since 2009 earned some sort of degree or certificate. The majority of those who earned bachelor’s degrees did so in four to six years.

UW study finds lasting impact to adolescent gang activity: A study that tracked 808 Seattle fifth graders starting in 1985 has concluded that adolescent gang membership carries long-term impacts on physical and mental health — even among individuals who belonged to gangs for only a brief time.

Technology fuels alleged teacher misconduct in Tacoma area (The News Tribune): In one case, a high-school biology teacher reportedly exchanged more than 2,436 text messages with a 17-year-old student during a two-month period.

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