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GED Testing Service to lower score it takes to pass

Thousands who failed the GED exam could retroactively receive their diplomas in a couple of months because the score required to pass the test will soon be lowered. The drop …


Editorial: For-profit colleges a bad bargain

For-profit colleges have draining public funds and exploiting veterans for far too long. Congress needs to act.


Pentagon bars University of Phoenix from adding new military students

The Pentagon temporarily has barred the University of Phoenix from recruiting students at U.S. military bases and will not let new active-duty troops receive tuition assistance for the for-profit giant’s …


Incoming freshmen at EWU break 2005 record

Joe Constantine didn’t want his daughter Maria to choose Eastern Washington University. Maria, a 4.0 student, had scholarship offers from Stanford, Notre Dame and the University of Washington. “I did …


Older students return to school to exercise minds, shape new careers

You’re never too old for back-to-school, at least that’s the mantra of Hayden’s Brona Trutton, 74, who puts her oxygen in her backpack with her books and takes the elevator …


Incentives, loan programs part of Clinton’s college affordability plan

WASHINGTON – Calling for a “new college compact,” Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday unveiled a $350 billion plan aimed at making college more affordable and reducing the crushing burden of …


Washington state slashes college tuition

The days of skyrocketing tuition at Washington’s public universities appear to be over. Unprecedented tuition cuts contained in the new state budget will lower the cost of attending the state’s …


EWU holding last outdoor commencement ceremony

Today marks the end of an era at Eastern Washington University. The Class of 2015 will be the last to receive its diplomas at Roos Field, where June temperatures can …


Jay Ambrose: Plenty share blame for decline of education

We’ve been going through graduation season, that time of year when students at colleges and universities are finally saying goodbye to all of that – the crushing tuition costs, too …


Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by the …


Washington state Senate passes bill to slash college tuition rates

OLYMPIA – Amid fears that cutting tuition would harm the quality of Washington’s higher-education programs, the state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that could slash rates by as much as …


EWU discontinues gun storage service

Eastern Washington University is no longer providing gun storage for students and others, mostly because it lacks enough space and personnel to accommodate the growing requests, but also due to …


Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid

Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …


Private meetings between UW, WSU explored ‘co-branding’ medical school in Spokane

Two private meetings this summer brought top officials from the University of Washington and Washington State University close to a deal on “co-branding” a medical school in Spokane. Yet the …


Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate …


States get $28M in grants to defray AP exam costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Tuesday that it was awarding $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands to reduce the cost of …


Washington community colleges, universities face more budget cuts

KENNEWICK – Community college and university officials have been told to plan for more budget cuts to balance the state’s 2015-17 budget. The Office of Financial Management is expecting the …


NAACP selects Brooks as new president and CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP on Saturday announced that lawyer and activist Cornell William Brooks would become its new national president and CEO. The selection of Brooks came as the …


Thayne McCulloh and Beck Taylor: Colleges need support building vital workforce

We applaud the Legislature’s action this session embracing the higher-education attainment goals proposed by the Washington State Student Achievement Council. We also wish to thank Gov. Jay Inslee for his …


Cynthia M. Allen: Faith, education dovetail after all

In my early 20s, I suffered from an affliction I suspect is common among people that age: I felt great uncertainty about the world, what I believed and how I …


EWU president Rodolfo Arevalo to retire in July

Rodolfo Arévalo is retiring and ending his career as an educator on July 15 after eight years as president at Eastern Washington University.


WSU opening branch campus in Everett to meet aerospace industry needs

Washington State University is developing another branch campus to feed a workforce need, this time in Everett. The focus of the campus is science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, …


Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …


Whitworth adds Moses Lake presence

MOSES LAKE – Whitworth University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in organizational management at Big Bend Community College campus beginning in January. Registration is open now, said Terry Ratcliff, …


Washington State University expects no tuition increase in 2014

PULLMAN – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd likely will recommend no tuition increase again for fall 2014, he told the board of regents on Friday, marking the second …


For WSU president, family is priority

PULLMAN – Walking around his university campus as an undergraduate, Elson S. Floyd remembers seeing leaders in suits who never spoke to him. Now putting on his own suit, WSU …


Whitman campus ranked among nation’s best

When it comes to campuses, Whitman College’s makes the grade, according to Business Insider. The 4-year-old business and technology news website has ranked Whitman’s campus as third on its list …


Most Washington students starting college don’t finish

Getting a kid through high school and into college might seem like a success story. But a Seattle-based research firm has found that less than a third of Washington students …


College graduates can ease strain of loan debt

Finding a job in a slow-growing economy is daunting enough without new financial obligations. Yet that’s the challenge many university students graduating over the next few weeks will soon face.


CdA colleges expanding

Coeur d’Alene is starting to look like a college town. Not the type with dorms and dive bars and VW bugs zipping everywhere. But the kind where institutions of higher …