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In most of Washington, fewer than 1/3 of eligible kids are COVID-19 vaccinated

In most of Washington, fewer than 1/3 of eligible kids are COVID-19 vaccinated

Current data shows that in most of the state’s counties, fewer than a third of eligible kids ages 12 and up are vaccinated against COVID-19. This has some public health experts and officials on alert. In most Washington counties, the majority of eligible children haven’t initiated COVID-19 vaccination. King and San Juan counties are the only places where more than 60% of 12- to 17-year-olds have started their vaccine series.

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4-day school weeks: Educational innovation or detriment?

National and state-specific research finds minimal impacts of the four-day school week on overall cost savings, but it suggests that four-day school weeks may allow school districts greater resource flexibility in the wake of budget shortfalls. The four-day school week may also be used as a form of non-monetary compensation to facilitate instructional cost reductions, as research finds that teachers generally prefer it.

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