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December 2, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Round-up: Lawmakers unveil bills for WSU med school, FBI investigates LAUSD iPad program

Lawmakers unveil bills to fund WSU medical school (AP): Two state legislators announced plans Tuesday to introduce a pair of bills that would create a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane. The proposal from the Spokane lawmakers calls for the state to provide $2.5 million in funding for the project.

L.A. schools chief shelves contract with Apple (Los Angeles Times): One day after the FBI seized documents related to a controversial and costly iPad program at the Los Angeles Unified School District, superintendent Ramon C. Cortines announced the district would end its $1.3-billion technology contract with Apple. Cortines said the surprise FBI visit was not the reason for his decision.

Portland high school offers mindfulness class to ease stress, anxiety (AP): Students at Wilson High School in Portland, Ore., gather for 90 minutes three times a week to practice yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and other activities intended to reduce stress and prevent school violence.

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