Education

School delays, closures, cancellations for Friday 12/9

Tri-Cities- Richland Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow routes Kennewick Sch. Dist.: 2 Hours Late. No AM Tri-Tech Skills Center, ECEAP and Keewaydin Discovery Center. No school breakfast will be served. Pasco Sch. Dist.: 2…

District takes action following initial lead testing

Pasco parents are concerned for their children's safety after water tests came back positive for lead contamination. One mom of a Captain Gray Elementary student, who wants to remain anonymous says, "I'm very concerned" According to the district, bringing water…

Pasco school tests positive for lead

The Pasco school district got test back on lead in drinking water from five of the district's 22 schools. The district started testing drinking water for lead and copper last month. Frost, Emerson, Longfellow and Delta High school came back…

School Delays for Tuesday 12-6-16

SCHOOL DELAYS: Heppner Elementary, Middle school and High School on a 2 hr delay Ione SD 2 hr delay Helix SD 2 hr delay Prescott SD 2 hr delay Pendleton School District is on a 2-HOUR DELAY; there is NO…

Bond set for West Valley School District

The West Valley School District Board of Directors Monday night passed a resolution placing an $81 million dollar Bond Issue on the ballot for Feb.y 14, 2017. The Bond Issue would authorize construction of a new Apple Valley Elementary School…

Tolcacher plans retirement

The Prosser School board has been given a plenty of time to find a new school superintendent. Superintendent Ray Tolcacher plans to retire in a year. School board president Bill Jenkins says Tolcacher will be on board through the end…

Recently kidnapped Kennewick woman found dead

At 11:48 Sunday morning the body of Sandra Harris, 69, was discovered by the Benton County Sherrif's Office off of Coffin Road and Interstate-82. Initial information was given by a citizen traveling westbound on Coffin Road, towards I-82 and observed…

Names for new Richland school down to four

It is down to four finalists names for the latest school in the Richland School District. The district's fourth middle school is under construction at Keene and Belmont in West Richland. District spokesman Steve Aagaard says 102 names were suggested…

Teacher suspended over Halloween mask

A teacher at a Seattle high school is under suspension after he wore a Michael Jordan costume at a Halloween party. The costume, which includes a black rubber face-mask and black gloves, along with a Chicago Bulls jersey, was worn…

Gay and Mormon? Local church leaders: 'That's okay'

[WATCH full video report on KAPP-KVEW's Facebook page.]TRI-CITIES, Wash. (KVEW-TV) -- During the final week of LGBT History Month, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) released stories of support for LGBT members. Local church leaders hope the…

Washington students best national average on science test

SEATTLE (AP) -- Fourth- and eighth-grade students in Washington state scored higher than the national average on a federal science test in 2015.The Seattle Times reports that 42 percent of fourth-graders in Washington scored at or above proficient, compared with…

U of W benefits from Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating 210-million-dollars to the University of Washington for a new building to house operations for the university's Population Health Initiative. The initiative, announced during the spring, is described as an "incredibly audacious" effort…

Richland School District naming new school

A record number of suggested names have been submitted for a Science-Technology-Arts-Math middle school in the Richland School District. The school which will be 108 thousand square feet will open it's doors in August of next year. The school district…

WSU medicine program gets approval

Washington State University's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is receiving preliminary accreditation. That means the college can stay on track to enroll its inaugural class of students next August. The university made the announcement Wednesday. Elson Floyd is the…

WSU getting Gear Up grant

Washington State University Tri-Cities recently received a $25 million seven-year GEAR UP grant to prepare students in low-income schools to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs project will hire close to…

Train wreck kills college administrator in Umatilla

A Blue Mountain Community College administrator died Wednesday after a train collided with his pickup at a crossing on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Toshihiko Murata, 53, was killed in the crash, according to a written statement Thursday from Chuck Sams,…

Financial education soon coming to public schools

Washington state public schools will soon be adding financial education across the state. The new curricula will include subjects that teach kids about insurance premiums, credit, debt, risk management, investing, and Roth IRAs. State officials say it's likely the financial-education…