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Category: Education
September 20, 2014 at 10:25 AM

WSU Tri-Cities students OK fee to pay for union building

By Ty Beaver / Tri-City Herald The next new building on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus won’t have classrooms, but it could have a game room. Almost 80 percent of students who voted this week approved a new $100 semester fee to help pay for a student union, estimated to cost about $5 million. Only about 266…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Seattle mayor’s office unveils budget details for proposed education department

Remember last week, when Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he wanted to create a new Department of Education and Early Learning? Murray, who has his eye on November ballot measures aimed at providing prekindergarten education to needy families, offered few details at the time. But his office Monday morning presented a fuller picture of…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, Government | Topics: budget, Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle Public Schools

September 4, 2014 at 5:24 PM

GET tuition plan has fully recovered, actuary says

The state’s prepaid college tuition is no longer underfunded, and has fully recovered from the recession. The Guaranteed Education Tuition Plan, or GET, as it’s known, now has enough money to meet all of its financial obligations, State Actuary Matt Smith said Thursday during a meeting of the GET committee. It’s the first time since the beginning of…

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September 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

‘Lock-in’ at 3 Oregon schools after off-campus shooting

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — The Reynolds School District took precautionary measures on the first day of school after a person was shot off campus. District spokeswoman Andrea Watson says Alder, Davis and Hartley elementary schools were placed in “lock-in” status Thursday because of Gresham police activity. That meant nobody could enter the building and those…

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September 4, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Renton Tech, Olympic College make top-10 list

Two Washington community colleges — Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton — have been named among the top 10 two-year colleges in the nation, and will compete for $1 million in prize money. The two schools were named to the finalist list for the Aspen Prize, a recently-established prize that honors community colleges that…

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August 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of…

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August 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

ACLU criticizes WSU ties to Providence

SPOKANE  (AP) — The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University’s Spokane campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services. That’s according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that WSU has partnered with Providence Health to create the Spokane Teaching Health Center to provide…

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August 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Wrong campus featured on WSU student planner

What images are emblematic of Washington State University? Well, naturally, the Bryan Hall Clock Tower. The cougar. The flowering cherry trees. The flowering cherry trees? A free planner given out to WSU students by the college’s official bookstore, The Bookie, features a picture of a building that isn’t anywhere near Pullman. In fact, it’s a photo of WSU’s chief rival, the…

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August 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Driscoll to take break from Mars Hill pulpit

Mark Driscoll, controversial founder of Mars Hill Church, today told his flock he is stepping away from the pulpit for six weeks, and will consult a group of advisers about what to do next. Driscoll made the announcement near the end of the church’s 8:30 a.m. service at the church’s main location in Bellevue, said Kevin…

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August 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Seattle Waldorf School to celebrate high-school campus opening

The Seattle Waldorf School will celebrate the opening of its new high-school campus in Magnuson Park on Thursday after four months of renovating one of the park’s historic buildings. The school will be in the historic landmark Building 11, which crews have been transforming into science labs, art and dance studios and humanities classrooms since April….

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