Education

Pasco SD Superintendent Retiring

PASCO SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Pasco School District Superintendent Saundra Hill has announced to the board of directors and district administrators that she will be retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. In planning for Hill's departure the…

Proposal to Eliminate Graduation Exams

Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) -- Two bills being heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday would eliminate the need to pass statewide tests to earn a high school diploma. The two proposals would both keep the high school tests…

Construction Completed at WSU TC Wine Science Center

Construction is now complete on Washington State University Tri-Cities' new Wine Science Center in Richland. The $23 million project has taken more than four years and a lot of community and statewide support to complete. The facility has several state-of-the-art…

Land Deal Finalized for West Richland Middle School

The Richland School District finalized the purchase of a 32-acre land parcel near the intersection of Keene Road and Belmont Boulevard in West Richland. The cost is $1.6 million. The land will be used for the District's fourth middle school.…

Pasco SD Looking for Facilities Task Force Members

Pasco School District Press Release:The Pasco School District is seeking interested community members to join the Pasco Facilities Task Force (PFTF). The PFTF will begin work in January 2015 to review current facilities and develop recommendations for future planning. The…

Washington has 946 New Board Certified Teachers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- For the second year in a row, Washington has more new national board certified teachers than any other state. Washington has 946 teachers who passed the rigorous evaluation process this year, nearly double the number of…

School Delays

2 Hour Delay this morning for the following School Districts: Walla Walla College Place Dixie Milton-Stateline Adventist School.

WSU Students Asked to Have Mumps Vaccination

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University is asking students to make sure their measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations are up to date before they return from the Thanksgiving break. The school issued the advisory Monday in response to an…

Friday School Closures and Delays

We do have some school closures and delays for Friday, November 14th. The Pendleton School District closed Friday The Hawthorne Early Learning Center in Pendleton closed Friday. The Stanfield School District closed Friday. Athena-Weston School District closed Friday Helix School…

Washington Class Size Initiative Barely Passing

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The last mail-in ballots to be counted in Washington should decide whether a class size initiative passes. They'll also determine the extent of Republican gains in both the state Senate and House. Ballots counted last week…

Pendleton Wins National FFA Titles

PRESS RELEASE -Pendleton School District PENDLETON, OR - A Pendleton FFA chapter member was named the winner of a 2014 National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award, and the school's FFA team received a bronze medal during the National FFA Convention in…

Staff Tours New Lewis and Clark Elementary Building

Teachers and staff at Lewis and Clark Elementary in Richland got a tour of their new building today. Construction began this spring and is expected to be completed in time for the 2015 school year. The current building was built…

Focus Groups for Yakima School Dist. Superintendent Search

YAKIMA, WA - Dr. Elaine Beraza has announced her retirement as Superintendent of the Yakima School District at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year. The Yakima School District Board of Directors is gathering information from the community to assist…

Two Richland Schools Win "2014 Schools of Distinction" Awards

Richland School District Press Release: Enterprise Middle School and Sacajawea Elementary School in the Richland School District have been named Washington State "2014 Schools of Distinction". Enterprise, Sacajawea, and other Schools of Distinction represent the top five percent of schools…

Study: Teacher hiring should be more scientific

SEATTLE (AP) -- A new study has found school districts may be able to hire teachers who do a better job in the classroom if they change the way they screen job applicants.They found recruiters should carefully read recommendation letters,…

Study Says Med School Feasible in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state. That's the conclusion of a feasibility study released Thursday and commissioned by Washington…

WA Supreme Court Hold Legislature in Contempt

The Washington Supreme Court is holding state legislators in contempt for failing to make progress on the way that the state pays for public education. McCleary decision came down in 2012, in it the Court requiring lawmakers to increase funding…

Help name the new elementary school in south Richland

The Richland School District invites you to nominate names for the new elementary school which is being built near Brantingham Road and Gala Way in south Richland. The new school will open in August 2015. According to District policy, "District…

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…