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October 8, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Round-up: Settlement reached in Garfield field-trip case, teachers pay most of McCleary bill

Settlement reached in Garfield field-trip case: Seattle Public Schools today announced a $700,000 settlement between the district and parents of a girl who said she was raped on an overnight Garfield High School field trip in 2012. School officials did not admit any wrongdoing in the case but have revised their field-trip policies.

Teachers pay most of McCleary bill (AP): Thus far, the McCleary school-funding case has cost the plaintiffs about $4 million in attorney’s fees. A significant chunk of that money has come from the state teachers’ union.

University offers video-game scholarship (AP): Youngbin Chung is attending Robert Morris University on a $15,000-per-year athletic scholarship for video gaming — the first of its kind in the country.

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