Education

EWU will not require students to get vaccinated

CHENEY, Wash. — Eastern Washington University will not require students to get vaccinated to attend school. EWU is bucking the trend of other large universities in Washington —Washington State University, University of Washington, Central Washington University and Western Washington University all…

Western Washington University to require COVID-19 vaccines

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Western Washington University in Bellingham will require students, staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when in-person classes start again this fall. University President Sabah Randhawa made the announcement Wednesday, The Bellingham Herald reported. Randhawa said…

POLL: Should schools require students to get vaccinated for coronavirus?

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Gonzaga lands top basketball recruit Chet Holmgren

SPOKANE, Wash. — Fresh off of an NCAA Championship appearance, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball program now has its highest-ranked recruit in program history. On Monday morning, the nation's top-ranked basketball recruit, Chet Holmgren, made his long-awaited decision. During a…

All Washington students will be learning in-person Monday

SEATTLE (AP) — Students in Washington who have not already begun in-person learning will do so on Monday. Gov. Jay Inslee signed an emergency proclamation in March requiring all public K-12 schools to provide an in-person learning option for all…

Pacific Northwest school leaders say 'no' to standardized tests

School leaders in Oregon and Washington are rejecting standardized testing that normally happens each spring because of instructional time lost to the pandemic. School boards for Oregon's two largest school districts, Portland and Salem-Keizer, both passed resolutions this week not to administer standardized tests this year. Other districts, including Ashland, Eagle Point and Oregon Trail, have taken the same step. Also this week, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction said students there would take not the tests this spring. In Oregon, opting out of state assessments violates state policy and could affect school funds if schools don't comply next year.

Washington Superintendent delays state tests to Fall 2021

OLYMPIA, Wash. — On Wednesday afternoon, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced that state assessments will not be administered in the Spring semester as usual. Instead, Superintendent Chris Reykdal will delay tests for the 2020-21…