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September 15, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Round-up: WSU regents OK med school plan, Portland volunteers seek dropouts door-to-door

WSU regents approve medical-school plan (AP): Washington State University’s board of regents has approved a plan to create a new medical school in Spokane, citing a need for more doctors outside the Seattle metro area. The proposal is opposed by the University of Washington, which operates the only medical school in the state.

In Portland, volunteers go door-to-door seeking dropouts (The Oregonian): Portland Public Schools’ Reconnect to Your Future campaign trains volunteers to go door-to-door encouraging high-school dropouts to return to the classroom. On Saturday, their list included the names of about 200 former students.

Officials confront new concerns as classroom tech spreads (The New York Times): Personalized learning tools present new challenges when it comes to student data and privacy.

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