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Common Core testing rolls out in Oregon (The Oregonian): Students across Oregon are beginning to take the Smarter Balanced tests, the same set of Common Core-related exams that Washington students will take this spring. The testing window for both Oregon and Washington opened on Tuesday.

UW students urge school to end coal investments: A group of students called Divest UW will make a presentation to the board of regents on Thursday, asking that the university sell off its investments in thermal coal. The University of Washington’s $2.6 billion endowment includes about $2.3 million that is invested in coal.

Racist chant at U. of Oklahoma leads to wider fraternity inquiry (The New York Times): The University of Oklahoma has expelled two students for leading a racist chant on a bus to a formal event organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The national fraternity, meanwhile, is investigating where the chant originated and whether it is being used at other chapters.

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