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January 23, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Roundup: French schools will add more civics lessons; bill would offer info on sudden cardiac arrest

Following terrorist attacks, France plans to add more civics lessons (The New York Times): Officials in Paris have announced new measures to promote more secular values in schools following a string of terrorist attacks conducted by Muslim extremists. The plans call for students to receive more lessons in civics and morals and the role of the media in society.

Minority students make up disproportionate share of homeless population (KPLU): One out of every 10 homeless students in Washington is black, even though black students account for just 5 percent of the overall student population. During the last school year, more than 32,000 students across the state were homeless — the highest figure since such record keeping began.

Bill would educate schools and student athletes about sudden cardiac arrest (The Olympian): Senate Bill 5083 calls for the creation of an informational pamphlet about sudden cardiac arrest, which would be distributed through OSPI.

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