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October 27, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Round-up: SPS mulls cost of ‘free’ downtown school, high court will hear charter-school arguments

Seattle board mulling cost of ‘free’ downtown school: The Seattle school board will vote Nov. 5 on whether it will commit to acquiring a downtown federal building and turning it into an elementary school. The district would not pay anything for the building, but it estimates that renovation costs would total around $53 million.

State high court will hear charter-school arguments (AP): The Washington State Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether the state’s charter-school law is constitutional. A King County judge ruled last year that certain parts of the law were unconstitutional, and both sides opted to skip the appeals-court process and asked the Supreme Court to review the matter.

Improved scores at Beacon Hill ‘nearly impossible,’ experts say: Officials with Seattle Public Schools say they are waiting for a report from an outside investigator before taking action on a state analysis that invalidated standardized test scores at Beacon Hill International School.

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