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February 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Roundup: Influx of immigrants in Bellevue schools; Ohio is first state to tackle Common Core tests

Bellevue schools engage influx of high-tech immigrants: Asian-American students now make up 30 percent of students in the Bellevue School District — many of them part of families who moved to the Seattle area for well-paying jobs in the tech industry. Teachers and principals are working to make newcomers feel welcome by hosting informal parent meetings and reaching out to clear up any misunderstandings about school culture in America.

Ohio will be first state to administer Common Core tests (AP): Schools in Ohio will begin administering standardized tests tied to the Common Core curriculum this week, and some are struggling with technology issues. By the end of the school year, students in 29 states — including Washington — and D.C. will complete the computer-based exams.

No Child Left Behind rewrite faces tough road through Congress: Sens. Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander have agreed to craft a bi-partisan bill that would renew the No Child Left Behind law, but disagreement in the House and among outside groups threatens the proposal’s viability.

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