High court demands explanation for inaction on McCleary (AP): The Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday ordered state representatives to appear before it on Sept. 3 and explain why it has not met the requirements of the 2012 McCleary decision on education funding. Lawmakers filed a response to the court in April acknowledging they had not made much progress on the mandate in 2014.
Former Brown student tells feds his side of alleged campus rape (The Chronicle of Higher Education): A former Brown student took an unusual step this week in writing the Department of Education to deny assaulting a fellow student. Attorneys for Daniel Kopin wrote the letter in response to a claim his accuser had filed contending that Brown violated Title IX in its handling of the case.
Spokane veteran overcomes brain injury to earn master’s degree (The Spokesman-Review): Chris Carver will graduate from Eastern Washington University with a master’s degree in social work on Saturday, seven years after suffering a traumatic brain injury from an IED explosion in Iraq.