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Most students who committed deadly school attacks over the past decade were badly bullied, had a history of disciplinary trouble and their behavior concerned others but was never reported, according to a U.S. Secret Service study released Thursday.
National scores for reading in fourth and eighth grades dropped from 2017 to 2019, according to results released Wednesday.
The Spokane Assessment for Evaluation of Risk, known as the SAFER tool, was touted as a cornerstone of local efforts to reduce jail overcrowding and eliminate racial disparities in the justice system. But because of staff turnover, software glitches and the challenge of syncing the tool with state court data, the program never worked as intended.
Hotter, drier, smokier summers. More rain and less snow in the winters. Droughts, overflowing rivers and coastal surges. Sunburned apples and softer berries. More heatstroke and Lyme disease. Less skiing and boating, more respiratory problems, suffering fisheries. That’s what’s in store for the Northwest, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.
The latest National Climate Assessment provides stunning new evidence for what we already knew: President Trump’s climate-change policy – ignore, obfuscate, delay, deny – amounts to environmental vandalism on a tragic scale.
As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of extreme weather disasters are worsening in the United States. The White House report quietly issued Friday also frequently contradicts President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them “we’re really winning” against America’s foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday.
Legislators agree to a compromise that will allow high school seniors to graduate without passing a much criticized biology assessment test.
A compromise to allow some 3,000 high school seniors to graduate even though they failed a controversial biology test moved through a key House committee Monday, meaning it could pass the Legislature in the third special session.
Senate votes to remove requirement that high school seniors pass biology assessment test, but its proposal is different than the House bill.
Thousands of high school seniors who have failed their biology assessment test may need help from the Legislature to get their diploma.
Special session may seem like summer reruns for the Legislature because rules require bills to be passed again.
There is a reform movement underway that is swinging the spotlight over to the initial encounters the system has with offenders, and it’s asking the right questions.
Standardized testing is a reality all Washington students must face. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction recently published the 2015-2016 school report cards, showing data on new required tests, highlighting how difficult it is to interpret the data.
Although students at the University of Idaho are drinking about the same amount of alcohol as they have for the past 10 years, the lack of change has not stifled discussion concerning the possibility of a dry campus.
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Wednesday. The official was not authorized to discuss the probe publicly, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
OLYMPIA – The raw numbers may look worse, but state school officials said the results should be seen as better from standardized tests that students in many grades of Washington public schools took last year. “Learning for kids actually went up,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said in announcing results for the new Smarter Balanced Assessment tests.
Local students who opted out of Washington’s new assessment tests likely did so because of exam fatigue, not because of furor over Common Core standards, school officials say. Numbers released last week by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction show that roughly 90 percent of students statewide took the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring, a new test crafted around federal standards for achievement in math and language arts. Local school districts, including Spokane Public Schools and Central Valley School District, showed similar participation.
OLYMPIA -- Two issues that forced the Legislature into an extra week of overtime were signed into law today. Gov. Jay Inslee signed bills that delay class-size reductions from fourth grade through high school for four years, and give high school seniors a two-year reprieve on the biology assessment test.
OLYMPIA – With no votes to spare, the Senate on Thursday mustered the super-majority needed to suspend parts of the citizen initiative requiring smaller class sizes. With that vote and a pair of others, senators paved the way to end the longest session in state history sometime today. The bill needed 33 yes votes, and got them, but only after Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, switched his vote from no to yes, allowing the bill to be sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.