Stories tagged: education
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 8:31 A.M.
Governor calls for free tuition at New York public colleges
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 6 A.M.
Justin Bradford: Harrington School’s size is also its strength
Justin Bradford: Harrington School is small and rural, but our students are caring and our community is forward-thinking. We are small and mighty.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 5:30 A.M.
National motorcycle club Guardians of the Children organizing student-led chapter in Spokane area to fight bullying in schools
Jonathan Benecchi sits in front of 20 or so high school students and adults gathered in a classroom at the Boys & Girls Club one December evening. He’s a lanky …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
King County program teaches parents how to teach their toddlers
Nearly a decade before Seattle voters agreed in 2014 to subsidize a preschool program for the city’s families, a small pilot effort for even younger children debuted in 106 living …
SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017, 5 P.M.
Eastern Idaho step closer to getting community college
The Bonneville County Elections Office last week certified 2,852 signatures for a petition proposing that Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls be turned into a community college.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 1:21 P.M.
Trump ally asked to resign from school board after insulting Obamas
A co-chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s New York presidential campaign who publicly insulted Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife has been asked to resign from a local school board.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
WSU seeks funds for engineering courses in Everett
Washington State University’s efforts to boost enrollment in engineering courses at its Everett campus has hit a snag.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 4:09 P.M.
Program aims to help North Idaho schools boost career and college planning
A new program aims to increase career development opportunities for Idaho youth and increase post-secondary attendance.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
Retired teacher proposes a missing link in education
After dedicating more than 50 years of her life to the education of children, a Pullman native is introducing what she believes is the missing piece to academic – and …
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
Bend preschool to open for child abuse victims
A new preschool program that serves victims of child abuse and neglect is set to open in Bend thanks to a $448,000 grant from the Central Oregon Health Council.
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 2:11 P.M.
Obama recalls his ‘wildly pretentious’ college years
He looks back at his college years and, at 55 years old, wonders who he was, and why he couldn’t seem to express himself adequately. Or go on more dates …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Pennsylvania professor under fire for ‘white genocide’ tweet
A Drexel University professor has been summoned to a meeting with school officials after he tweeted, “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.”
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 5 A.M.
High school student’s poignant speech on tolerance continues to resonate nearly one year later
When high school senior Ava Sharifi gave a speech about tolerance and acceptance, she struck a nerve. Thousands watched her impassioned talk to fellow Lewis and Clark students on YouTube …
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016
Grandmother of 12 earns bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University
The bachelor’s degree didn’t just fall in Darlene Pitts’ lap. After The Virginian-Pilot chronicled the Norfolk grandmother’s pursuit of a college education in 2011, she had plenty of work to …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016
William Stimson: Education, as always, is democracy’s savior
Holland’s constant message, in weekly talks to assembled students and elsewhere, was that they were not being educated merely to enrich themselves. They were being prepared to take on the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 11:30 A.M.
Indiana teachers in wealthy districts paid $2,400 bonuses. Those in poor districts got $42.
In 2013, then-Indiana Gov. – and now Vice president-elect – Mike Pence proposed a state budget item that would award public school districts and their educators annual bonuses based on …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
OSU receives DOE grant for wave energy test facility
Oregon State University has landed a federal grant for the design, permitting and construction of an advanced wave energy test facility.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Whitefish school bus overturns on icy road
There were no serious injuries when a Whitefish School District bus slid off an icy road and overturned on its side in northwest Montana.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 7:47 A.M.
High school to open new cafeteria after 2014 mass shooting
A high school north of Seattle is opening up a newly constructed cafeteria in January, more than two years after a 15-year-old student shot and killed four of his friends …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 4:17 A.M.
To Trump’s education pick, the U.S. public school system is a ‘dead end’
Many people in the education world are trying to learn as much as they can about Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be education secretary. …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016
Students support young patients
For the second year in a row, high school students at Northwest Christian Schools have delivered PICC Pal pillows, which go between a peripherally inserted central catheter line and the …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Vendors tweak suit to block AG on voided broadband contract
Two internet companies are asking a federal judge to block Attorney General Lawrence Wasden from forcing them to return millions of dollars paid under a voided state broadband contract.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 1:42 P.M.
State officials deliver $37 million to Idaho public schools
State officials on Tuesday presented Idaho’s public schools with a ceremonial check for about $37 million.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:57 A.M.
Trump University settlement filed for judge’s review
Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect defrauded them, signaling that a deal …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
Mt. View School District closer to guns on campuses
Mountain View School District inched closer Monday night toward adopting a policy that would allow school personnel to carry weapons on its campuses.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Students could face expulsion for racially charged video
Two high school students could face expulsion after they allegedly made a video in which they use a racial epithet to refer to the school’s principal and black students at …
MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 11:59 P.M.
100 years ago in Pullman: Washington State College president accuses University of Washington of encroachment
From our archive, 100 years ago A turf war between the University of Washington and Washington State College (now Washington State University) broke out into the open.
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct
A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
WSU fraternities, sororities release ‘culture-changing’ plan
Sexual violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and mental health problems, although all different issues, are closely related, according to a recently released statement from the Washington State University Panhellenic and …