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August 12, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Round-up: Seattle special-ed chief placed on leave, software lets professors see who’s zoning out

Seattle special-ed chief placed on paid leaveZakiyyah McWilliams was placed on administrative leave Friday afternoon after the district raised concerns about the hiring of a consultant last spring. Wyeth Jessee, now executive director of leadership development, will take over as interim leader of the special-education department.

Denver voters will decide whether to raise sales tax to pay for preschool (The Denver Post): The Denver City Council has voted to send a measure to voters that would increase sales tax by 3 cents per $100 to keep up with demand for subsidized preschool. The program has doled out $55 million in tuition credits to 32,000 children since its inception.

New software could help guide college instruction (The Chronicle of Higher Education): A program called LectureTools uses real-time data to show professors what their students are taking away from the lecture.

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