The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project.

Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends

In this Oct. 5, 2017, photo, Zarna Patel poses for a portrait at the Loyola University Medical School in Maywood, Ill, Patel, a third year student who was brought to the U.S. from India as a 3-year old without any legal documents joins others in taking an active role in the debate over the future of an Obama-era program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ILCA501 ILCA501

CHICAGO (AP) — Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. But the 26-year-old Mexican immigrant's goal is now trapped in the debate over a program protecting hundreds of thousands...  VIEW

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