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Washington high school students could soon earn credit for paid work experience

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington students could soon earn credits toward their high school diploma through paid work experience.  Nearly 30 percent of students across the state are employed in high school. On Thursday, State Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced a plan that would allow students ages 16 and up to earn elective credits through paid work verified by their school.  “Through…

Federal funding allows WSU College of Medicine to increase number of Native students

Leila HarrisonStudents Alexandra Packham and Mary Brewer pose with Leila Harrison at a Blanketing Ceremony to celebrate completion of the Wy’east program. PULLMAN, Wash. — New federal funding is allowing Washington State University to expand resources to support Native learners aspiring to be physicians. The Wy’east Post-Baccalaureate Pathway program is a 10-month learning experience aimed at helping American Indian and…

Washington law aims to decrease language barriers in school systems

Cedar Attanasio – staff, APLilianna Naizer-Baldwin,10, foreground center, raises her hand during her Spanish class at the New Mexico International School in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, May 27, 2022. Mary Baldwin a psychology intern at UNM Hospital Health science Center immigrated to the U.S. form Honduras when she was 10. Now her daughter Lilianna is the same age, and thanks…

WA school chief: students won’t be impacted by supreme court prayer decision

OSPIOLYMPIA, Wash. — The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that public school employees can engage in individual prayer during school activities in the state of Washington. This is as long as it’s not part of the employee’s responsibilities and there’s no explicit or implied expectation that others in the school, including students, join the prayer. This comes from the…