The Seattle Times
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More minorities aim for college, but academic preparation lags

First, the good news: In just four years, the number of Hispanic students taking the ACT college entrance exam in Washington state has nearly doubled, suggesting that significantly more minority youth here aim to pursue higher education. And overall, Washington students scored two points higher (Wed, 8/20)

It's OK to boldly split infinitives, says Harvard psychologist

English teachers take notice. (Tue, 8/19)

Round-up: Cost of raising child up to $245K, UW medicine program ranked No. 3 best in world

Cost of raising a child up to $245,340 (AP): It will cost middle-income U.S. parents nearly a quarter-million dollars on average to raise a child born in the year 2013, according to the latest projection from the Agriculture Department. The figure, which accounts for food, housing, childca (Tue, 8/19)

Round-up: Two preschool measures headed to ballot, woman gets Bothell diploma 51 years later

Judge rules two Seattle preschool measures will appear on ballot: King County Superior Court Judge Helen Halpert ruled Friday that Initiative 107, which seeks better wages and training for child-care workers, and the city-sponsored preschool plan that's backed by a property-tax levy are tw (Mon, 8/18)

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