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The Daily Ed: July 23, 2012

Los Angeles school police chief rethinking discipline policy (iWatch News)
As local organizations continue to analyze newly released police record data in L.A., more arrests and citations of students as young as 7 are coming to light, leading advocates and the police chief to consider their current practices.

On education, McKenna and Inslee have similar ideas, but charter schools remain a key difference (Seattle Times)
In a governor’s race that has highlighted education, the two major candidates have similar plans for the state, with one exception: charter schools.

Super-majority initiative qualifies for the ballot (The Spokesman Review)
Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1185, which he calls the “Son of 1053,” will be on the ballot for voters in November. The measure requires a two-thirds majority to pass tax increases.

In Moses Lake, meetings to address overcrowding in fall (Columbia Basin Herald)
Moses Lake area schools will hold a series of community meetings to discuss how to handle over-crowding since voters rejected the school construction bond in February.

Education officials expect No Child waiver will increase spending flexibility (The Daily News)
Local districts continue to suss out just how Washington’s No Child Left Behind waiver will affect their programs and students.

Job roles shifting for districts’ central offices (Education Week)
Education Week digs in to how portfolio districts, which give principals more control over their schools, work.

Study: Private student loans parallel subprime (Seattle Times)
Risky lending caused private student loan debt to balloon in the past decade, leaving many Americans struggling to pay off loans that they can’t afford, a government study says.

Monday Bonus: A round of appaws for this mama polar bear and her adorable cubs
In honor of Seattle’s chilly weather, we present some adorable polar bears.

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