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Category: Education
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…


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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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,…


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…


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

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…


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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