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Category: Education
April 23, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Arne Duncan reaches decision on state’s waiver from No Child law

Federal education chief Arne Duncan has made his decision on whether to revoke Washington state’s waiver from many requirements of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind. State officials would not confirm on Wednesday what that decision is, but over the last few weeks they have been telling school districts to prepare their budgets, assuming the U.S….

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0 Comments | Topics: Arne Duncan, No Child Left Behind, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

April 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Labor board: Seattle University adjuncts can vote to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for Seattle University adjuncts and contingent faculty members to vote to form a union — although the decision is likely to be appealed. Some adjuncts are seeking to form a union because of pay inequity and benefits issues. About half of Seattle University’s 700 faculty members are…

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, SEIU

April 22, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lake Washington, Everett school-bond issues failing

Voters were rejecting the Lake Washington school district’s school-construction bond issue, which barely cleared 50 percent in  first-day returns Tuesday night, falling short of the 60 percent required for passage. The measure — scaled back from $755 million to $404 million — was one of only a handful of school-district measures on the special-election…

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0 Comments | Topics: Everett School District, Lake Washington School District, Lakewood School District

April 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

UW project to add pedestrian bridge, underpass, near stadium

The University of Washington has started work on a $25 million project on the south end of campus, near Husky Stadium, that will create a pedestrian-friendly corridor for people taking the light rail line scheduled to open near the stadium in September 2016. But to make it work, the university had to fell a few cherry…

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April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM

WSU will waive tuition for students affected by mudslide

UPDATE: 4 p.m. | WSU has extended the waiver offer to students whose permanent addresses are in Arlington. UPDATE: 1:37 p.m. | Washington State University officials say they believe about 75 to 100 students could qualify for the waiver, including incoming freshmen and transfers. Also, Western Washington University has offered to help prospective or current students…

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0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Oso mudslide, Washington State University

March 26, 2014 at 4:58 PM

North Seattle College names new president

Warren Brown, an administrator with 17 years of experience in the state’s community college system, has been named the next president of North Seattle College. He will start his new job in July. Brown was selected after a national search. He is executive vice president for instruction and student services at Seattle Central College, a…

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: Seattle Colleges

March 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

USDA criticizes UW for treatment of research animals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a report criticizing the University of Washington for failing to provide adequate pain medicine to some of its research animals. The routine inspection done by USDA investigators Feb. 28 found a number of irregularities in the university’s animal-research labs. The report found the UW failed to give a second dose…

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0 Comments | More in Education | Topics: research, University of Washington

March 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Seattle school board starts the clock on later start times for teens

The Seattle school board took the first official step Wednesday on a long journey toward later school start times for teens. But the changes won’t happen until the fall of 2016, if they happen at all. The board directed district staff to analyze the costs, logistics and potential disruptions around starting school later for middle and high school students,…

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0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board

March 13, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Some area Catholic schools closed Friday for data-breach probe

Some Seattle-area Catholic schools have closed or modified their schedules for Friday so staff members can address the ongoing issues related to the Seattle Archdiocese database breach that made potentially thousands of people vulnerable to identity theft. O’Dea High School will close Friday to provide adequate time for staff members to complete the necessary steps to…

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0 Comments | More in Education, General news, Religion | Topics: Archdiocese of Seattle, Catholic Schools

March 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Edward Norton, Russell Wilson top ‘We Day’ lineup March 21

Actor Edward Norton, singers Joe Jonas and Cody Simpson and four members of the NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks are among the top names slated to appear March 21 at Seattle’s second annual “We Day,” an inspirational program for students from across the state. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Derrick Coleman, linebacker Bobby Wagner and…

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