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January 15, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Roundup: Study reveals surprises about school choice; Dutch teachers find autonomy

New Orleans study maps out how parents select schools (NPR): Location and after-school programs were the top considerations of New Orleans parents who participated in a study about school choice. The researchers also found that poor families were more likely to choose schools based on proximity and extra-curricular activities over academic performance.

In the Netherlands, more school time gives teachers more freedom (The Atlantic): Dutch students attend class 200 days out of the year — about four weeks longer than their counterparts in the U.S. According to some experts, the extra time gives teachers there more room to help shape curriculum and school policies.

3 bomb threats in 2 days at Marysville-Pilchuck High School: The school was evacuated Wednesday following a telephone bomb threat, and two similar threats on Thursday were determined to be hoaxes.

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