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July 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Round-up: Seattle seeks to get NCLB waiver back, Highline extends Enfield’s contract

Seattle schools seeks to revive NCLB waiver lost by state: Seattle Public Schools asked federal officials on Wednesday to reinstate the No Child Left Behind waiver that was lost by the state back in April. The district says its unique teacher-evaluation system meets the requirement for keeping the waiver.

Highline school board extends Enfield’s contract: The Highline school board voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract through 2017, ending speculation the Enfield may return to Seattle schools to replace José Banda, who is expected to take a job in Sacramento later this summer.

American youth becoming more sedentary, CDC says (The New York Times): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report that finds less than a third of youth ages 12 to 18 get the recommended levels of physical activity.

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