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November 26, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Round-up: Nyland apologizes for signing off on Gates grant, Oregon charter enrollment hits 5 percent

Seattle schools chief apologizes for signing off on Gates grant: Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland apologized last week for breaking district policy and signing off on a $250,000 grant from the Gates Foundation before the school board had voted on the matter. Nyland said he did not know he was supposed to get others’ signatures before approving the contract.

Oregon charter school enrollment hits all-time high (The Oregonian): Five percent of public-school students in Oregon currently attend one of more than 100 charter schools operating there. Oregon legalized charter schools in 1999.

Cal State system talks about turning away freshmen (Los Angeles Times): Proposed state funding for 2015-16 will fall about $97.1 million short of what the Cal State university system says it needs to meet increased demand.

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