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Investigation finds district, teacher could share blame for Garfield field trip incidents: A Seattle Public Schools employee might share some of the blame in a Garfield High School field trip where two girls said they were groped by a male classmate. According to a district investigation, the staff member failed to inform school officials that the male student had been expelled from a private school for a similar offense, while the choir teacher in charge of the field trip allowed adult chaperones to drink alcohol and may have also permitted students of the opposite gender to visit each other’s hotel rooms during the day.

WSU might name new medical school after late president (AP): State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, said he plans to introduce legislation this week that would name Washington State University’s new medical school after President Elson Floyd, who died from colon cancer on Saturday. WSU students have also started a Facebook campaign supporting the idea.

Feds renew NCLB waivers for seven states (AP): The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will be renewing No Child Left Behind waivers for seven states, plus the District of Columbia.

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