Education

Washington Supreme Court Holds State in Contempt

The court said in an order issued Thursday it would hold off on punishing the Legislature until after the 2015 session. If lawmakers do not complete their plan for fixing the way the state pays for public schools by the…

Washington Prepaid Tuition Program Recovers

SEATTLE (AP) -- The state actuary says Washington's prepaid tuition program has completely recovered from the recession. Actuary Matt Smith credits two years without tuition increases for helping the Guaranteed Education Tuition program get back to being fully funded. He…

Washington High Court Hearing About School Funding

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A group pushing for increased funding for Washington public schools plans a rally Wednesday in Olympia before the state Supreme Court hears why lawmakers haven't done more. The group, Stand Up 4 Education, says members will…

Washington state releases student test results

More than 90 percent of 12th graders in the Class of 2014 passed all of their assessment graduation requirements and younger grades had ups and downs, according to the official score release for the 2014 administration of Washington's state tests.…

State Receives $170,000 Education Grant

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state has been awarded a $170,000 grant to support science, technology, engineering and math education. Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday announced the grant award from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. The grant…

Starbucks Offers Free Tuition to Employees

NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20…

Oregon Teachers Say Class Sizes Are Too Large

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- About three-quarters of Oregon teachers said in a survey that class sizes are too large for them to meet the needs of all students. The survey of 19,000 Oregon educators was backed by the state Department…

WSU Sorority to be Disciplined

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University officials plan to discipline a sorority for an incident last weekend in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that involved students urinating in a city park in front of families. The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will…

Dutch Bro. Partnering with Pasco High School

On April 21, Pasco's Dutch Bros Coffee will donate $1 from every drink sold at their 6609 Burden Blvd. location to support the Pasco High School DECA community service project "It's a Teen Thing II."The project will benefit My Friends'…

Eastern Oregon University Names Interim President

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The State Board of Higher Education has named Jay Kenton the interim president of Eastern Oregon University. Kenton recently announced his retirement as vice chancellor of finance and administration for the Oregon University System. He succeeds…

UPDATE - Pasco School District Sets Boundary Changes

The Pasco School District set boundary changes tonight affecting elementary schools in the west side of the district because of the addition of Rosalind Franklin Elementary. The new boundary includes a pan handle of some students in the northwest corner…