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July 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Round-up: Everest Colleges set to sell Washington schools, STEM graduates have higher earnings

Everest Colleges in Washington set for sale, not closure: Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit company with at least five campuses in Western Washington, will sell its local schools under an agreement reached last week with the federal Education Department. Corinthian faces multiple state and federal investigations amid allegations that it falsified job placement data and altered grades and attendance records.

STEM graduates earn $15,500 more on average, survey finds (AP): A survey from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that college graduates from the Class of 2008 who earned degrees in science, technology, engineering or math averaged an annual salary of $65,000 four years after graduation. College graduates with other degrees, meanwhile, brought home an average of $49,500 a year.

Portland schools consider asking for Common Core delay (The Oregonian): The Portland School Board is meeting Tuesday night to discuss whether it will ask the state for a delay in using Common Core test scores to evaluate teachers and schools.

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