Education

WSU Tri-Cities announce five-year strategic plan to innovate campus

RICHLAND, Wash. — Washington State University Tri-Cities announced a five-year strategic plan on Wednesday. The university's planning process has been an ongoing effort by WSU Tri-Cities faculty, students, staff and community members to make campus-wide improvements. Assessments of school policy…

Wapato Public Schools will go back to remote learning on Monday

WAPATO, Wash. -- All Wapato Public Schools students will transition back to remote learning starting Monday. According to the school district, WPS will transition from hybrid learning to fully remote learning due to "COVID issues impacting the availability of staff."…

Mid-Columbia Libraries provide students access to eBooks

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Mid-Columbia Libraries are finding innovative ways to help local school children gain access to eBooks and learning materials. It was announced today that the local library system would use an app to provide reading materials for…

WSU launches life sciences incubator program in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University is launching Spinout Space in Spokane, a new life sciences incubator designed to build and grow start-up companies. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Thursday pledged its support for the incubator with…

Officials mull loosening COVID restrictions for schools

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health officials are considering changing the disease metrics that guide school district reopening decisions during the pandemic. The Seattle Times reports the changes, if adopted, mean up to half the state’s 300 school districts would…

WSU Tri-Cities celebrates first-generation students

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Washington State University Tri-Cities gather virtually today to celebrate first-generation students. In conjunction with TRIO Student Support Services, participants will spend Nov. 20 honoring those who've broken through the glass ceiling…

KSD to re-evaluate hybrid learning schedule in January

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Kennewick School District Board decided Wednesday night to wait until January to re-evaluate the hybrid learning schedule for middle and high school students. The decision came shortly after the Benton-Franklin Health District recommended that schools districts…