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Rural schools serve as community gathering places in Eastern Washington (The Spokesman-Review): Eastern Washington is home to a high concentration of small school districts with fewer than 500 students. In farm towns, school buildings often serve as health centers, meeting sites and recreation clubs.

Breakfast at school becomes point of contention for parents, districts (AP): Many schools around the country now serve breakfast “after the bell” in an effort to make sure more low-income students access free and reduced meal programs. But some parents say breakfast in the classroom needlessly takes away from important instructional time.

Dispute heats up between UW student workers and administrators: A labor dispute between graduate students at the University of Washington and UW officials is raising the question of whether student workers have a legal right to strike.

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