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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Video chat this Thursday

Video chat this Thursday

We'll be talking all things high-school counseling and college readiness in a Google Hangout at 4 p.m. this Thursday. Click on the link above to submit your questions ahead of time.

Local parent empowerment effort wins $500,000 grant

A new parent empowerment program, aimed at immigrants, will get underway in White Center and Federal Way with help from a $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. (Thu, 4/17)

Quiz: Try out new SAT questions

The College Board has released a series of sample questions for the new SAT, set to roll out in 2016. (Wed, 4/16)

Suspensions and expulsions: A close look at nine districts | Education Lab

Last year, the nonprofit Washington Appleseed had a difficult time finding out exactly how many students are suspended or expelled each year in Washington state. (Wed, 4/16)

Round-up: Food scam costs Edmonds SD thousands, College Board offers glimpse of new SAT | Education Lab

Former food workers cost Edmonds School District thousands (The Herald): A state auditor's report has uncovered additional expenses in a scam involving former food workers in the Edmonds School District. Investigators now say the two employees billed for 5,276 bogus student meals, receiving $14 (Wed, 4/16)

Round-up: Enrollments decline at small colleges, Cowlitz County faces substitute-teacher shortage | Education Lab

Small U.S. colleges face declining enrollments (Bloomberg): Many small, private colleges across the U.S. are seeing enrollments decline, leading to a sharp increase in the number of schools experiencing ratings cuts. Some colleges are targeting different student populations, while others are offerin (Tue, 4/15)

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