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The Daily Ed: August 13, 2012

Define state’s education priorities before boosting funding (Seattle Times)
The Seattle Time’s Editorial Board writes this about education funding in our state, “The conversation about money rightly begins with a conversation about education goals. Outcomes cannot be divorced from the resources used to pay for them.”

Too many for-profit colleges fail to deliver for students (Tacoma News Tribune)
The Tacoma News Tribune Editorial Board writes on the problem of for-profit colleges.

Legalizing marijuana could bring windfall to state, if feds don’t object (Seattle Times)
The Office of Financial Management released analysis that says Initiative 1240 would cost 3.1 million over the course of five years.

Candidates regroup for campaign’s last leg after primary (The Columbian)
Now that the primary is over, it’s onward to the general election in November.

Help your preschooler love to learn (USA Today)
Educators, parents, and experts offer tips to engaging preschool age children in learning.

Romney’s VP Pick of Paul Ryan Puts Spending Debate in the Spotlight (Education Week)
Education Week looks into some of Paul Ryan’s education policies.

$400 Million Race to Top Contest for Districts Starts Now (Education Week)
“The U.S. Department of Education today is kicking off the $400 million Race to the Top competition for districts after making big changes to the contest rules to assuage school board members and prod more large districts to apply.”

Education: A Predictor of Longer Life (U.S. News)
A new study positively correlates longer life with education.

Monday Bonus: Velociraptor Visits a Mall in Melbourne
“Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.”

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