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February 4, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Roundup: Money behind Young’s departure; Indiana debates weight of test scores in evaluations

Money behind UW president’s departure: UW president Michael Young, who is poised to take the top job at Texas A&M, has said the amount of money Texas directs to its higher education system is one reason he was enticed to leave Washington. Based on his predecessor’s salary, it also seems likely his pay will at least double.

Indiana debates weight of test scores in evaluations (Chalkbeat Indiana): The board of education in Indiana is preparing to vote on how much student test scores should factor into teacher evaluations. The proposed amount varies from 25 to 50 percent, depending on the classroom subject.

Spokane charter school will use international curriculum (The Spokesman-Review): A K-8 charter school set to open this fall in Spokane will follow the Cambridge curriculum, an approach out of the U.K. that teaches students through an international scope and encourages them to apply what they learn to world events.

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