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Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

September 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Round-up: State’s first charter school opens, Murray proposes city education department

Washington’s first charter school opens doors in Seattle: First Place Scholars made history today by opening its doors as the state’s first charter school. Located in Seattle’s Central District, First Place serves local homeless students and is a converted private school.

Mayor Murray proposes new city education department: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday his plans to create a new, stand-alone department focused on education issues. The city council will consider the proposal later this month.

Northwestern study finds music helps kids’ brain development (AP): A study from Northwestern University has found children who learn to play an instrument have an easier time processing sounds and developing speech and language skills.

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