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April 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Round-up: Feds issue guidelines for campus assaults, Tacoma schools install parent kiosks

White House issues guidelines for campus sexual assault (AP): A federal task force has issued new guidelines on how colleges and universities should handle reports of sexual assault on campus. Among the recommendations, the report calls for schools to train confidential victims’ advocates and conduct surveys to determine the frequency of sexual assault on campus.

Tacoma schools offer parents information via computer kiosks (The News Tribune): After a successful pilot program, every Tacoma school now houses computer kiosks where parents can access their children’s grades, attendance records, lunch accounts and classroom websites. The program aims to increase parent engagement and get information to families who don’t have Internet access at home.

 

How to make students eat salad (opinion): Seattle Times editorial columnist Thanh Tan praises cafeteria improvements at Kent-Meridian High School, where a new made-to-order salad station is enticing students to eat more healthful foods.

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