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June 20, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Round-up: Banda named top finalist for Calif. job, Starbucks tuition program not what it seems

Banda named top finalist for Sacramento job: Seattle schools chief José Banda is poised to head to California to become superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District. Sacramento school board members will visit Seattle next week and are reportedly in the “final phase” of their hiring process.

Starbucks degree program not as simple as it seems (AP): Starbucks’ plan to offer its employees free tuition to Arizona State’s online program isn’t as rosy at it originally seemed. After being pressed for financial details, the university said it’s actually giving Starbucks employees a discount and that the company is not paying for any of the tuition.

Tech companies push to get more girls into computer science (AP): Less than 1 percent of high-school girls consider computer science to be part of their future, even though the field is expected to generate 4.2 million jobs by 2020.

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