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April 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Round-up: State loses No Child Left Behind waiver, study finds low-income students get less sleep

Washington first state in country to lose NCLB waiver: U.S. education chief Arne Duncan revoked Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver on Thursday, making the state subject to many requirements of the federal education law. The move comes after lawmakers declined to make student test scores a part of teacher evaluations as mandated by the Obama administration.

Study: Low-income students less likely to get enough sleep (Los Angeles Times): A study in western Pennsylvania found that disadvantaged students “are faced with challenges that may result in different sleep patterns.” The results of the study are featured in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

University of Baltimore offers free tuition for students’ final semesters (WLTX): The university’s Finish4Free program is available to students who will matriculate this fall and finish their degree in four years.

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