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August 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Round-up: Court rules state can cut pension gains, Portland’s quest for antibiotic-free chicken

Court rules state can cut previous pension gains (Crosscut): The Washington state Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings Thursday saying that the state has the right to revoke pension gains for public employees that were issued in the 1990s. Washington Education Association President Kim Mead issued a statement decrying the decision.

LA school officials push back on ‘parent trigger’ law (Los Angeles Times): California’s “parent trigger” law stipulates that parents at a low-performing school can form a majority to shut down the campus, force changes in staff or curriculum, or convert the school to a charter. But officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District say they are not subject to the rules because the district has a federal waiver linked to the requirements.

Portland schools struggle to find affordable, antibiotic-free chicken (The Oregonian): Portland Public Schools’ nutritional director has been on a quest for seven years to find affordable, antibiotic-free chicken to serve in school cafeterias.

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