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Category: Education
January 29, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Parts of University of Washington website ‘defaced’ by hackers

University of Washington officials have acknowledged that some portions of the university’s website were “defaced” Thursday when university information was replaced with a photo of an American soldier memorial, as well as a vague threat to soldiers serving in Iraq. “We have taken actions to resolve it,” said university spokesman Victor Balta. “We are continuing with an…

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January 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Student arrested for bringing gun to Columbia City school

A student at Seattle’s Interagency Academy was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he brought a gun to school, police said. Police received a report from the school at 3528 S. Ferdinand St. just before 1 p.m. indicating a student was carrying a firearm through a campus hallway, police said. The school was placed in lockdown and police responded. The student, who is…

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January 15, 2015 at 5:07 PM

PLU adjunct faculty withdraw union vote, say they’ll try again

Adjunct faculty members at Pacific Lutheran University, who won a precedent-setting national victory last month when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) endorsed their right to form a union, have scrapped their first union attempt after about a third of the votes were challenged. The faculty group announced Wednesday that they were withdrawing a petition to…

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December 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Issaquah school to reopen Jan. 5 after threat forced closure

Classes at Issaquah’s Pacific Cascade Middle School will resume as scheduled Jan. 5 after a threatening letter prompted the school to close for three days before Christmas break. The typed letter was found Dec. 17 outside a teacher’s classroom and threatened violence against four school staff members two days later, according to the Issaquah School…

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December 19, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Issaquah middle school closed for third day following letter threat

Pacific Cascade Middle School will remain closed Friday, due to a threatening letter that was found Wednesday, according to the Issaquah School District website. This is the third day of canceled classes. Police continue to investigate the incident and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of the individuals responsible for the…

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December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Issaquah school remains closed Thursday after letter threat found

UPDATE, Thursday, 5:50 a.m. | Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District will remain closed on Thursday after a a threatening letter was found on Wednesday. From the district’s website: Investigations into the threat letter discovered at PCMS are continuing with law enforcement. As of this morning, no new information has come to light….

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December 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Cuffed for class? Man runs into high school to avoid arrest

A man who had pulled up at Kentwood High School on Friday morning to drop off a relative made a dash for class himself after he was stopped by police. The man was stopped by King County sheriff’s deputies outside the Covington school for investigation of reckless driving, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates. Once officers…

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December 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

CWU leaving 57 positions unfilled to close budget gap

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University says it’s closing a $6.5 million budget gap this year by not filling 57 positions. The university in Ellensburg says 41 positions are already vacant due to a hiring freeze. And, it will not replace people who are retiring. CWU is asking the Legislature for more funding or to allow…

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December 3, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Othello student forced to unclog toilet with bare hands

The Associated Press OTHELLO — Parents in Othello say a teacher deserves more than a reprimand for having their 8-year-old son unclog a toilet with his bare hands. Artie and Lisa Adams tell KEPR they learned of the incident at Scootney Springs Elementary School when they asked their son about his day at school. He said everything…

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December 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Jesse Jackson tells Kent students that education can end tech disparity

In a speech Monday marked by long call-and-responses with a crowd of middle- and high-school students, the Rev. Jesse Jackson echoed the themes of his Sunday talk at Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church. Education, he said, is a way to end racial disparities in high-paying technology jobs around the nation, and the lack of minorities on…

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