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February 11, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Roundup: Seattle charter school faces second probe; Highline bond falls short — again

Seattle charter school faces new state investigation: First Place Scholars, Washington’s first charter school, is facing a second probe from the state commission that governs charter schools. This time around, investigators are examining how well the school is sticking to its original educational program and whether teachers are adequately tracking student progress.

Highline construction bond falls short: A $376-million bond measure from Highline Public Schools has once again fallen short of the 60 percent needed for approval, according to early returns counted Tuesday night. An operating levy that required a simple majority was passing, however.

College prep hits first grade (The New York Times): Elementary school teachers around the country are incorporating ideas about college into their curriculum — some starting in first grade.

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