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January 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Roundup: Nyland contract approved; King County levy would fund early learning programs

Seattle School Board approves Nyland’s contractThe Seattle School Board formally approved a new contract Wednesday for Superintendent Larry Nyland. Under the agreement, effective Feb. 1, Nyland will earn $276,000 a year, along with $55,000 in benefits. He is the district’s fifth superintendent, including interims, in 10 years.

King County levy would expand early-learning programs: King County Executive Dow Constantine plans to ask voters to approve a levy in 2015 to expand health and educational opportunities for young children. Constantine said he plans to meet with educators and social-service organizers in the coming months to determine potential recipients for the proposed funding.

Study: UW pumps $12.5 billion into local economy: A new study from a consulting firm has determined the University of Washington generates $12.5 billion for the local economy in the form of jobs, sales of goods and services, and other economic impacts.

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