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December 1, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Round-up: Dorn aims to get NCLB waiver back next year, Jesse Jackson visits Kent school

State officials aim to get NCLB waiver back next year (The News Tribune): State schools chief Randy Dorn says he will push lawmakers to pass legislation next year that would require districts to use student test scores in teacher evaluations in an effort to reclaim the state’s No Child Left Behind waiver. A few members of Congress, meanwhile, are plotting out a potential overhaul of the NCLB law.

Jesse Jackson encourages Kent students to pursue STEM fields: The Rev. Jesse Jackson emphasized education as a way to end racial disparity in high-tech jobs during a Monday visit to the Technology Access Foundation Academy and Totem Middle School in Kent. “We can learn. We will learn. We must learn,” Jackson said in a speech before about 700 students.

WWU president travels to Asia to encourage more international applicants: About 1 percent of Western Washington University’s students are from overseas, a figure president Bruce Shepard would like to grow. Shepard traveled to China and Mongolia last month to raise WWU’s profile there.

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