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Category: Education
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…


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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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…


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,…


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…


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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March 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM

UW medical school rated tops in U.S. for primary care

The University of Washington was ranked tops in the country for primary care in the latest graduate-program analysis by U.S. News & World Report. The university was also ranked highly in education, law, business and engineering. The UW School of Medicine had held the top primary-care ranking for 19 years in a row before it…


0 Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: School of Medicine, U.S. News & World Report, University of Washington

March 5, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Northwest Center preschool parents rally to ‘stop the clock’

Parents from the Northwest Center Kids preschool, who are upset over having to find a new home, plan to rally today at a Seattle School Board meeting. They want the district to “stop the clock” on its plans to take back the former North Queen Anne Elementary building on First Avenue West, which the Northwest Center has leased since…


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March 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Boy accused of sending threats to Shoreline school before lockdown

A boy has been identified as sending threatening emails that prompted a  lockdown last week at Ridgecrest Elementary School in Shoreline. King County sheriff’s spokesman B.J. Myers said the Shoreline School District asked that law enforcement not release the boy’s age or any other potentially identifying information. Myers said the case, which involved emailed threats to staff…


0 Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: King County Sheriff's Office, Shoreline School District, threats

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