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February 6, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Roundup: Teach for America struggles with recruitment; bill would limit vaccine exemptions

Teach for America struggles with recruitment (The New York Times): Applications for the program have dropped for the second year in a row, amid criticism about its short training period and the political leanings of its donors. The organization says its struggles are due to a rebounding economy that’s made it tougher to draw top candidates away from other, more lucrative job prospects.

Everett seeks funds to expand all-day kindergarten (The Herald): Everett Public Schools plans to introduce all-day kindergarten at four new schools next year, if the state can pay for some of the existing programs that are funded by the district. The state is legally obligated to fund all-day kindergarten by 2017-2018, but some districts, like Everett, have already started chipping in money for their own programs.

Bill would remove philosophical vaccine exemption: Gov. Jay Inslee says he is in support of a state bill that would remove philosophical opposition as a reason parents could object to vaccinating their school-aged children.

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