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April 8, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Round-up: Ballot measure aims to reduce class size, Tacoma expands gifted-student program

Supporters of smaller class sizes introduce ballot measure (The Herald): Voters may soon get to decide whether the state should limit class size with an initiative that would reduce the number of students in K-12 classes by about 20 percent by 2019. The measure would make class size a part of the state’s responsibility for basic education funding.

Federal grants aim to help schools integrate work experience (The New York Times): School districts in Maryland, South Carolina, Indiana, California, New York and Colorado are receiving $107 million in federal grants intended to help schools integrate more real-world experience into their classes. The money will help facilitate partnerships between schools and employers.

Tacoma introduces new program for gifted students (The News Tribune): Tacoma Public Schools is working on a major expansion of its highly capable program that is expected to reach seven times the number of gifted students included in full-time advanced instruction today.

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