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September 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Round-up: Contempt ruling in school-funding fight, Common Core town hall next week

Contempt ruling ups the ante in school-funding fight: A unanimous order handed down by the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday gives state lawmakers until the end of the 2015 legislative session to hammer out a plan for school funding. If legislators do not comply, they could face fines or be barred from funding non-education programs.

California study shows deep racial divide in attendance rates (AP): A new study on school absences from the California Attorney General’s office found 37 percent of black elementary students in a sample were considered truant during the 2013-2014 school year, compared to about 22 percent of students overall. Truancy was defined as being absent or arriving more than 30 minutes late without a valid excuse three or more times a year.

Common Core town hall in Issaquah next week (Issaquah Press): Lawmakers and political candidates from both sides of the aisle will join school officials and parents for a town hall on the Common Core standards on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.

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