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Teen with Asperger’s graduates as valedictorian from Marysville school: Chance Mair began school in special education classes but eventually transitioned to being in a regular classroom. On Monday, he graduated as valedictorian from Marysville Arts and Technology High School, where most of his peers didn’t know about his Asperger’s diagnosis.

New state law requires computer-science standards (The Olympian): Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law this week that requires the state to adopt new computer-science standards for grades K-12 before the start of the next school year. Supporters say the measure will go a long way in training local students to fill jobs in the state’s growing tech industry.

Garfield teacher put on leave after field trip; students show support: A choir teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle has been on administrative leave since a field trip to New Orleans where adult chaperones were drinking alcohol and a student allegedly groped his classmates.

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