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How WSU president won support for new medical school: Washington State University President Elson Floyd spent hours testifying in Olympia and and meeting one on one with state lawmakers ahead of their overwhelming approval of legislation that allows WSU to open a medical school in Spokane. If all goes as planned, WSU would graduate its first class of 40 medical-school students in the spring of 2021.

Hackathons keep college students up around the clock (The New York Times): Approximately 150 intercollegiate hackathons are scheduled for this year, up from about 40 last year. A hackathon is a computer programming contest where participants stay up writing code for hours on end.

NEA launches ad campaign against No Child Left Behind testing (The Washington Post): The National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union, is spending $500,000 on an ad campaign that urges lawmakers to reduce No Child Left Behind’s focus on standardized testing.

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