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WSU medical school wins approval in House and Senate: Both the House and Senate have passed legislation that paves the way for Washington State University’s plan to build a new medical school in Spokane, although funding has not been secured. The two identical bills amend a 1917 law that divided various academic disciplines between WSU and the University of Washington.

Oklahoma teacher takes loving math to a new level (NPR): Sarah Hagan, 25, teaches algebra and geometry at tiny Drumright High School in rural Oklahoma without textbooks. Instead, her students make textbooks out of blank composition notebooks and use materials like flower pots and loose spaghetti to learn math concepts.

Obama introduces ‘student aid bill of rights’ for borrowers (AP): The president is urging student borrowers to stand up for their rights.

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Study offers bleak picture of upward mobility through education (KUOW)

Yale announces ‘blended’ online master’s degree (The Chronicle of Higher Education)