The Washington Student Achievement Council is giving LaunchNW $850,000 to create a mentorship program aimed at increasing the number of Inland Northwest high schoolers who go to college or trade schools.
More than 100 students applied for 40 seats in Eastern Washington University's new four-year nursing program's upper division classes that start in August. In 2022, the state Legislature funded $6.1 million for EWU to expand to a full four-year program. Leaders cited the need to train more nurses, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened shortages. But other issues that limit admitting more students to regional BSN programs include faculty recruitment and hospital training availability, educators say.
"The Board’s majority has wrongfully locked its captain in the brig while steering NIC toward an iceberg," Judge Cynthia Meyer of Kootenai County District Court wrote in a preliminary injunction, ordering NIC to take Swayne off administrative leave for the duration of the lawsuit.
When Kay Olson was fresh out of high school, she had to choose between working to pay her bills or continuing school. She chose work but never lost the desire to continue her education. Decades later, she went back to school and decided to become a nurse.
McMorris Rodgers and Carole Johnson met at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic in the University District with a half dozen medical and osteopathic doctors as the federal government ponders an extension of several training programs for physicians that point them to work in underserved areas. That includes continued funding for the 72 teach health clinics in the country, which provided residency training slots for doctors pursuing their specialties. Training centers are located in areas determined to be underserved by existing health care workers, an area that includes Spokane and its surrounding rural counties. The Spokane clinic was established in 2013 and has included social workers, psychiatric care providers and pharmacy residents in care teams intended to provide a full suite of treatment to patients.
Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity suspended the Washington Epsilon chapter at Eastern Washington University for three years for hazing violations. The university handed down its own punishment to the chapter last month.
Revisions made to the framework for the standardized AP African American Studies program, announced after pushback from politicians including Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, will rob high school students across the country of a "very, very sound" curriculum exploring the Black experience in America, said a local educator who was involved in reviewing the materials.