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UW considers public search for next president: The University of Washington regents are considering opening up the search for a new president. “I don’t want any surprises,” said regent Joanne Harrell. “The more public we can be, the more we minimize that risk.”

Poor schools in Kentucky still lag behind 25 years after education overhaul (AP): Twenty-five years after a state Supreme Court decision prompted a sweeping public education overhaul in Kentucky, advocates say widespread disparity still exists. The recession and rising costs for pension debt and Medicaid have prompted state officials to reduce the percentage of taxpayer money spent on education.

First-generation students band together at Ivy League colleges (The New York Times): First-generation college students face their own set of challenges when adjusting to academic life, and several groups are sprouting up to help them find support.

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