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Issaquah High School hosts sustainability ‘workout’ Aug. 22, public invited to evening forum

NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014

Fifty student leaders at the middle-school and high-school levels will convene Aug. 22 at Issaquah High School for the first 2050 Workout.

The workout will feature systems thinking, scenario mapping and public speaking practice. Student teams will present their findings at a free public forum from 6-7 p.m. at the school theater.

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Sports

Lake Sammamish Triathlon takes place Aug. 23

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2014

The Lake Sammamish Triathlon returns to Lake Sammamish State Park on Aug. 23.

The event begins at 7 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile swim, a 14.7-mile bike ride and a 3.2-mile run, mostly over trails.

Participation fees range from $45 to $100, depending on the division being entered. They increase after online registration closes, at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 22.

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Schools

Failing-school letters to go out

School districts include retort

Because most Washington school districts don’t have 100 percent of their students passing state math and reading tests, the federal No Child Left Behind law says the districts must send letters to families explaining why.

But the districts don’t have to like it, and 28 school superintendents have jointly written a second letter they will send along with the first, explaining why they think their schools are doing much better than the No Child letters make it seem.

“Some of our state’s and districts’ most successful and highly recognized schools are now being labeled ‘failing’ by an antiquated law that most educators and elected officials — as well as the U.S. Department of Education — acknowledge isn’t working,” the cover letter states.

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To the Editor


Sports

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Arts & Entertainment

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Get your tickets now for fun, fresh ‘In The Heights’ at Village Theatre

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