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June 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Round-up: School board selects new math textbook, Murray speaks out about college costs

Seattle School Board rejects district’s math textbook recommendation (KPLU): Seattle School Board members voted 4-3 Wednesday night to reject the district’s math textbook recommendation for elementary schools and instead adopt a set of books called “Math in Focus.” The selected curriculum had wide support from parents, but a district-led selection committee had recommended another set of books that it said was better aligned with Common Core standards.

Sen. Murray speaks out on rising college costs: Witnesses testified Wednesday about the economic effects of rising tuition and growing student debt during a Senate Budget Committee hearing chaired by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. “Crushing student debt isn’t just hurting borrowers,” Murray said. “There is mounting evidence that student debt is also holding back the economy.”

NYC school incorporates cyberbulling into curriculum (The New York Times): The Facing History School uses examples of social justice to teach students how to recognize cyberbullying and take steps to stop it from happening.

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