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December 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Round-up: Nyland earns quick support, First Amendment dispute at Everett school

Nyland earns quick support across Seattle school system: In four months, interim Seattle superintendent Larry Nyland has managed to earn support from many of the district’s key players. The Seattle School Board will vote Wednesday on whether to extend his contact for two more years.

Seven biggest districts pledge to offer computer science (AP): The White House announced Monday that the seven largest school districts in the country are committing to make computer science a standard offering at high schools or middle schools. The College Board also announced a new course called AP Computer Science Principles will debut in the fall of 2016.

First Amendment dispute over religious expression at Everett school (KUOW): A student at Cascade High School in Everett has filed a federal lawsuit against Everett Public Schools after he was suspended multiple times for passing out religious literature and preaching to other students. The student claims his First Amendment right to free speech was violated; the district said his actions were a “significant disruption.”

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