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State gives First Place charter school a June 17 deadline: The Washington State Charter School Commission met Thursday, and some members called for revoking the charter for the beleaguered First Place Scholars school in Seattle. Instead, the commission decided to give the school another chance and issued a new list of ultimatums it must fulfill by June 17.

Portland teens work with police to build better relationships (The Oregonian): A project at Roosevelt High School in Portland is getting students and police to sit down together and talk about how they interact with one another. The interviews will result in a booklet that will be distributed to other youth and law enforcement officials in an effort to build better understanding and respect between the two groups.

Marysville-Pilchuck plans ongoing outreach to students during summer break (The Herald): Counselors and support groups will continue to be available to students even when class is no longer in session.

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