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February 10, 2015 at 12:54 PM

Roundup: State funding lured Young to Texas; SPS about $10 million short in building auction

State spending lured UW president Michael Young to Texas: Along with a bigger salary, outgoing University of Washington president Michael Young will have more state funding at his disposal when he takes over at Texas A&M. The Lone Star State allocates about about 20 percent more money per student in its public colleges than Washington does.

Seattle district not even close to winning downtown building auction: Representatives for Seattle Public Schools say the district dropped out of the auction for the downtown federal reserve building when the bidding climbed above $5.8 million. The vacant building, which the district had hoped to turn into an elementary school, will go to the unidentified party who placed the winning $16-million bid.

Highline voters will decide new levy, bond this week: The Highline School District is once again asking voters for money to expand and rebuild its aging schools to make room for more students. If the construction bond fails, district officials have said they might explore sending students to school in two shifts.

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