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Abuse On Campus
8:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

WSU, U-Idaho Under Investigation For Sex Assault Complaints

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 7:09 pm

Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among the schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases.

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Sexual Abuse
10:33 am
Thu May 1, 2014

55 Colleges, Universities Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

People tour the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2012. Harvard was one of 55 institutions on the Education Department's newly released list.
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 1:26 pm

The Department of Education has released a list of 55 colleges and universities facing investigation under Title IX for their handling of sexual abuse claims.

Releasing the list is described as an unprecedented move. NPR's Brian Naylor says the list "starts at Arizona State University and ends at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine."

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Public Safety
8:17 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Washington Schools Face Multiple Threats From Natural Disasters

A new draft report finds that Washington schools face threats from nine different kinds of natural hazards.

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 7:23 am

The Oso landslide, with 41 dead and two still missing, could be the the third-worst natural disaster in Washington history after the Stevens Pass Avalanche of 1910 and the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

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Education
2:21 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Legislature's Report On Education Funding 'Highly Unlikely' To Satisfy Supreme Court

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Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW's Ann Dornfeld about the Washington State Legislature's progress on fulfilling the state Supreme Court's education mandate.

Wednesday is the deadline for the Legislature's report on meeting the requirements of the McCleary decision on school funding.

Sexual Assault
2:11 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Why Colleges Are Rebranding 'Rape' To 'Nonconsensual Sex'

Marcie Sillman talks with Al Jazeera reporter Claire Gordon about how the term "non-consensual sex" took off and why colleges are using it instead of rape in their sexual misconduct policies.

K-12 Funding
8:01 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Despite Deadline, Still No Education Funding Plan From Washington State Legislators

Franklin High School auditorium in Seattle.
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The state Supreme Court will not get the K-12 education funding plan it demanded from the state Legislature by the end of April.

The court called for the plan in January after finding that state lawmakers had not made enough progress toward amply funding basic education as required by the state Constitution.

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Sexual Violence Prevention
12:31 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the release of the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. The report calls the intervention of bystanders one of the "most promising prevention strategies."
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 6:53 am

A White House task force on Tuesday recommended ways to reduce rape and relationship violence on college campuses, pointing to, among other things, programs designed to teach students to intervene before an assault happens.

One of the programs, known as "bystander intervention," is based on the idea that both men and women can interrupt behaviors to prevent sexual violence.

The training is designed to change social norms and encourage people to find ways to intervene.

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Music
10:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The Public School Where The Duke Lives On

Trumpeter Geraldo Marshall and trombonist Johannes Utas, students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, rehearse for their school's 40th anniversary celebration.
Lauren Migaki NPR

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 9:52 am

Duke Ellington didn't consider himself a jazz musician.

He said he was a musician who played jazz. And what a musician: pianist, bandleader, composer of more than 1,000 songs including standards like "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady."

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Student Privacy
9:44 am
Mon April 28, 2014

What Parents Need To Know About Big Data And Student Privacy

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Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 8:53 am

My first brush with professional journalism — and with violations of student privacy — came when I was a sophomore at Yale. It was 1999, and George W. Bush, a Yale alumnus, was running for president.

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Education
9:31 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Steve Jobs' Death Inspired Goal To Get Kids Coding

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. In a few minutes, we are going to tell you more about former Texas governor Ann Richards. There's a new HBO documentary about her, and we are going to speak with her daughter. But first, something we like to focus on a lot on this program, which is efforts to open up tech careers and education to young people. Computer programming is one of the most sought after skills in the job market.

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Immigrant Students
7:55 am
Mon April 28, 2014

University Of Washington's Secret Society Of Undocumented 'Dreamers'

A student takes notes at the white board during a recent Purple Group meeting.
Credit KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

There’s no special handshake. No code word. But for one secret group on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, identification papers – or, rather, a lack thereof – are a common denomination.

The UW’s student organization the Purple Group is for students, known as "dreamers," who came to the country illegally, often as young children.

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Education Reform
5:23 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

What Now For School Districts After Federal Waiver Loss?

Parents will be able to request busing to another school rather than send their child to a "failing" school.
Credit Flickr Photo/Christos Tsoumplekas

School districts across Washington are examining how they’ll be affected by the state’s loss of its No Child Left Behind waiver and resulting loss of flexibility over how they spend $38 million in federal funding. That amount represents 20 percent of the federal Title 1 funding for the state's highest-poverty schools.

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Education
4:13 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Washington Loses No Child Left Behind Waiver: Will It Be The First Of Many?

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Marcie Sillman talks with Alyson Klein, Education Week reporter, about what Washington losing its No Child Left Behind waiver means for federal education policy.

Education
3:01 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Superintendent Dorn: Losing NCLB Waiver Is Hardest On Students

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Marcie Sillman talks with Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn about Washington state losing its No Child Left Behind waiver and what that means for state public schools.

Education
11:20 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Washington First State To Lose No Child Left Behind Waiver

Originally published on Fri April 25, 2014 12:02 pm

Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver has been revoked as a result of the state legislature not approving changes to teacher evaluations in order to stay in compliance with federal requirements.

The loss of the waiver means that districts will no longer have control over how $38 million dollars of federal education funding will be spent. Governor Jay Inslee said public schools will definitely feel the impact of the lost funding, and that it could mean layoffs.

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