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Education Lab Blog

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

September 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Round-up: UW students feel pinch of rising rents, teaching’s gender imbalance grows

UW students feel pinch from uptick in rental costs: Some students at the University of Washington say they are having a hard time finding affordable off-campus housing in the University District. Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment has risen from $773 a month in 2006 to $1,122 today.

Colleges start marketing to gay students (The Hechinger Report): Many colleges and universities are launching new programs for lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender students. Campus officials say the expanded outreach “comes down to the bottom line” for many schools.

A growing gender imbalance in teaching (The New York Times): More than three-quarters of K-12 teachers are women, a gender imbalance that has increased from about two-thirds 30 years ago.

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