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July 29, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Round-up: Banda’s departure raises questions, most Corinthian students still stuck with debt

Banda’s departure raises questions about fractious school board: José Banda is Seattle’s fifth schools chief in a decade, and his departure to Sacramento has left some concerned about the relationship between the superintendent and board members. Former Marysville Superintendent Larry Nyland will serve as interim superintendent for a year starting Aug. 1.

Corinthian students still stuck with student-loan debt (Bloomberg): For-profit Corinthian Colleges is closing campuses across the country — including a handful in Western Washington operating under the name Everest — but most students will still have to repay their student debt. Under federal law, students must pay back their loans unless they attended a shuttered school within 120 days prior to its closing.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces preschool expansion in Chicago (CBS Chicago): Emanuel’s proposal calls for a new, $6-million preschool facility and expanded access for families living in poverty.

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