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May 1, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Round-up: McCleary lawyer says new report is ‘malarky,’ WSU investigated for assaults

McCleary attorney calls legislative report ‘a bunch of malarky’ (KPLU): A lawyer who represented plaintiffs in the McCleary case says a report submitted by legislators on Tuesday proves lawmakers are dragging their feet on fulfilling the state Supreme Court’s funding mandate. Lawmakers have said there are disagreements about how to reach that obligation and that the matter should be decided by the full Legislature, not a panel.

WSU investigated over failure to prevent sexual assaults (Bloomberg News): Washington State University is one of 55 colleges being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for failing to prevent and respond to sexual assaults and harassment on campus. Federal investigators are looking for violations of Title IX, which bars gender discrimination in education.

New York City officials reach deal with teachers’ union (The New York Times): New York mayor Bill de Blasio announced a “landmark” deal on Thursday that will give $3.4 billion in back pay to the city’s largest teachers’ union. Educators with the United Federation of Teachers have worked for nearly five years without a contract there.

State outlines risk of natural hazards near schools (Tri-City Herald): The Washington OSPI has released 270-page report aimed at alerting schools to the possibility of nearby natural hazards and suggesting ways to prepare.

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