State grad rates increase but fall short of Inslee goal (The News Tribune): Washington’s high-school graduation rate went up slightly in 2014, rising to 77.2 percent from 76 percent in 2013. But the increase falls short of Gov. Jay Inslee’s goal to boost graduation rates by 2 percent each year.
UW, WSU arguing over funds for new medical school (AP): Officials with the University of Washington are protesting against Washington State University’s proposal to use $5.9 million to start a medical school in Spokane. UW says the money was budgeted for an existing partnership that trains medical students in Eastern Washington.
Arkansas votes to take over Little Rock schools (Arkansas News): The Arkansas Board of Education voted 5-4 Wednesday to take over the Little Rock School District amid concerns about a handful of schools that have spent several years on an improvement list.