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Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

January 14, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Roundup: Patty Murray lays out vision for No Child Left Behind; website addresses student grief

Patty Murray lays out vision for No Child Left Behind: In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Murray said she supports using standardized tests each year in grades 3-8 and once during high school and argued that student assessments ought to remain part of No Child Left Behind. The Washington Democrat is expected to be a party leader in Congress’ work to reauthorize the law.

In Portland, proposed changes to transfer policy draw protests (The Oregonian): The Portland school board delayed its vote on proposed revisions to its enrollment and transfer policies Tuesday amid protests that the community had not been informed about the vote. The changes include shifting the district’s transfer policy from a lottery to a petition process and prioritizing low-income and Head Start students at so-called focus schools.

Website aims to help teachers and students address grief in the classroom (NPR): GrievingStudents.org offers a database of fact sheets, advice and videos on helping students who lose a close friend of loved one.

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