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Seattle board decides against seeking authority to OK charter schools: The Seattle School Board on Wednesday voted against asking the state for authority to approve charter schools within the district, citing a lack of resources. The board openly opposed charter schools before they were approved by state voters in 2012.

Student activists disrupt UW regents dinner: A group of approximately 100 student activists disrupted a University of Washington regents dinner meeting on Wednesday, forcing attendees to flee to a downstairs dining room at the UW Club. The protests were led by a group affiliated with a union for academic student employees that is demanding better health-care benefits.

Room and board rising faster than tuition at many schools (NPR): Amid an “arms race” to offer more gourmet food and luxury living accommodations, room and board fees at many colleges and universities have outpaced the rate of inflation and tuition increases.

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