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July 1, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Round-up: Dorn seeks relief from NCLB letters, Seattle schools get (mostly) clean audit

Dorn seeks relief from NCLB letters State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn is requesting an exception to the No Child Left Behind rule that would require Washington schools to send letters to parents this fall informing them their child’s school is failing. As nearly all Washington schools are considered failing under the federal law, Dorn said the letters would serve no useful purpose and are “punitive” in nature.

Seattle schools get (mostly) clean audit: After finding repeated problems in previous years’ audits, the most recent state audit of Seattle Public Schools found no new issues and said most of the problems that surfaced in the last three years have been addressed. Auditors credited the district with making management changes “in several critical areas.”

Eastern Washington high school dragged into national mascot debate: Tiny Wellpinit High School is the only high school in the state using the name “Redskins” as a mascot.

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