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Category: Education
October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…

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Comments | More in Education, General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bullying, Juanita High School, Kirkland

October 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

2 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

UPDATED STORY AND ADDITIONAL COVERAGE AT 10:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Popular student’s deadly attach stuns school and community   EARLIER POST Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Police said a girl was killed and two other girls and two…

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| More in Education, General news | Topics: Marysville Pilchuck High School, shooting

October 17, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Stevenson teacher can’t use ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ to discipline students

The Associated Press STEVENSON, Skamania County — A Stevenson High School teacher who used a “Wheel of Misfortune” to discipline students will keep her job. The Stevenson-Carson School District concluded Thursday that science teacher Kemberly Patteson used poor judgment but never intended to hurt or embarrass students with the spinning wheel, which violated the district’s anti-bullying policy. The Columbian reports a parent…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: 'Wheel of Misfortune', Stevenson, Stevenson-Carson School District

October 10, 2014 at 7:21 AM

7 Oregon students treated for drug overdose

The Associated Press WINSTON, Ore. — Seven students from Douglas High School in Winston were treated at a hospital Thursday for overdosing on drugs one of them brought from home. Police tell KVAL-TV in Eugene that seven boys took a mixture of cough syrup, sleeping pills and seizure medication. Fire department emergency crews responded to the school. The students…

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October 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM

UW’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity suspended amid hazing reports

The University of Washington’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into hazing allegations. UW’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life received allegations of hazing at the fraternity last week, the office said Tuesday. The office shared the information with Beta Theta Pi’s international headquarters, which took the lead in an investigation. Officials from…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Beta Theta Pi, University of Washington

October 3, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Swings deemed too dangerous for Richland schools

The Associated Press RICHLAND — Swing sets are being removed from the playgrounds at Richland elementary schools because they’re too dangerous. The district says it’s under pressure from insurance companies over the liability for injuries. The school district’s Steve Aagard tells KEPR the swings are being removed when schools are renovated or there’s other work on playground equipment. Most injuries…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: playground equipment, Richland schools

September 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Gonzaga pays $400K in Everett student’s death

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Gonzaga University has paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a student from Everett who died on a kayak trip organized by the school. The 18-year-old Gormley was one of seven people on a kayak trip to Rock Lake in Whitman County on April 1, 2012. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that about…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Gonzaga University, student death

September 29, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Community colleges win grants totaling $12.5 million

Nine Washington community colleges have been awarded nearly $12.5 million in federal grants to provide training programs for adults. The competitive grants are part of a $450 million award announced Monday under a program called the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative. It’s the fourth and final round of the competition, which has provided…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Community colleges, federal grants

September 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Not guilty plea to rape on Wenatchee football bus

WENATCHEE — The 14-year-old Wenatchee High School student accused of raping three other students on a football team bus pleaded not guilty Thursday. Police say the boy penetrated three other boys with his finger Sept. 6 on the bus ride back from a freshman football game in Spokane. The boy’s parents and their attorney, Brandon Redal,…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Chelan County Superior Court, rape

September 22, 2014 at 5:23 PM

UW cancer expert to be editor-in-chief of new JAMA journal

Dr. Mary L. “Nora” Disis, a cancer researcher and professor of medicine in oncology at the University of Washington, has been named editor-in-chief of JAMA Network’s new journal, JAMA Oncology, which will launch next year. Disis, 55, who specializes in breast and ovarian cancer and immunotherapy, is associate dean of translational science in the UW School of…

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Comments | Topics: Dr. Nora Disis; cancer; JAMA

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