Education

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…

Study: Not All College Work Boosts Future Earnings

SEATTLE (AP) -- A new study has found a short-term college certificate won't help students earn more money in the long run. But if the classes taken to earn the certificate in a job-training program are later applied to an…

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…

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…