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April 23, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Round-up: School bond measures fall short, Tulsa program helps kids by helping parents

Lake Washington, Everett bond measures fall short: Bond measures in the Lake Washington and Everett school districts failed to garner enough votes in the first round of results released Tuesday evening. Both proposals were scaled-back versions of earlier plans that were rejected by voters in February.

Tulsa Head Start program helps kids by helping their parents (NPR): A nonprofit in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a city regarded as a model for early-childhood education, links its Head Start program with career training and other support systems for parents. Organizers say they’ve seen parents develop more confidence and several go back to school to finish their degrees.

Students with involved dads more likely to graduate from college (The Atlantic): After controlling for family income, race and other factors, teens with involved fathers are 98 percent more likely to successfully earn a degree, according to a researcher from the University of Virginia.

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