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July 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Round-up: WWU reports more grads finding jobs, men credited with saving school from wildfire

WWU reports more grads finding jobs (Skagit Valley Herald): A survey compiled by Western Washington University finds 82 percent of graduates who earned degrees in 2012-13 found employment within six months, up from a low of 68.7 percent during the recession. The average starting salary for respondents was down about 4 percent from last year, however.

Men credited with saving Pateros school from wildfire (NBC News): Augustine Morales and a friend used a hose system on their truck to fight back flames approaching the Pateros K-12 school. The building has been used as a relief center after the massive blaze destroyed more than 150 of the town’s homes.

Federal judge tosses out D.C. school-closure lawsuit (The Washington Post): A federal judge has ruled against plaintiffs who say the closure of 15 public schools in Washington, D.C., represents a violation of students’ civil rights. While acknowledging that “the racial disparities in the recent closings are striking,” U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg said “no reasonable jury could infer intentional discrimination” from the closures.

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