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Portland schools expanding music options for bus drivers

Portland Public Schools bus drivers will have an expanded menu of listening options this school year.

Federal judge blocks Obama’s rules on bathrooms for transgender students

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s instructions for public schools to accommodate transgender students, siding late Sunday with Texas and a dozen other states that challenged the …

Teen who fathered teacher’s baby gets $6 million from school

A former student who fathered a child with his onetime teacher will receive a $6 million settlement from a California school district.

Dorn preparing legal action against school districts

EVERETT – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said he plans to sue a few school districts that use local levies to pay teachers because they don’t get enough …

Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to Supreme Court

A Virginia school board is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a transgender male from using the boys’ bathroom until the court decides whether to review his discrimination case.

Portland schools consider simple rewrite of dress code

Portland Public Schools is considering a new, simple dress policy meant to end concerns about the judgment calls required with the district’s current policy.

Michigan governor signs $617 million Detroit schools bailout

Michigan’s governor signed a $617 million bailout and restructuring plan for Detroit’s public schools on Tuesday, two years after the state committed money to help end the city’s bankruptcy.

Bowdish Middle School honor roll

Bowdish Middle School in the Central Valley School District has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

Horizon Middle School honor roll

Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year.

Education Notebook: Mead offers summer school classes

Also: Northwest Christian Schools wins the WIAA-Washington Army National Guard Scholastic Cup 2B Championship.

Liberty High School honor roll

Liberty High School has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2015-16 school year.

School absentee levels in U.S. called disturbing

It’s a challenge to teach children who aren’t in class – and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the …

Some Portland schools find elevated radon levels

Portland Public Schools says it has received results showing elevated levels of radon in rooms throughout the district.

Portland parents decry officials over lead at two schools

Parents sometimes shouted as they criticized officials over high amounts of lead in drinking water at two Portland schools, while the head of the district promised an independent investigation into …

Portland, Beaverton schools reject usual reading approach

Portland Public Schools, searching for a new way to teach young students to read and write after years of struggle, has decided to go it alone.

Several local schools locked down, evacuated after phone threats

Several schools in the Spokane-area were evacuated or locked down after receiving automated threats, Monday.

Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses

Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …

State asks Washington Supreme Court to end education sanctions

Attorneys from the office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson says the state is on track to fulfill its constitutional requirement to properly fund education and in a court filing Wednesday …

Transgender rights face increasing resistance in conservative states

Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to …

Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says

Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …

Kennewick schools to receive $51 million for K-3 classes

The Kennewick School District is poised to receive a $51 million state grant – about the cost of two new elementary schools – to lower class sizes for students in …

Education Notebook: Spokane students can bring Office 365 home

Also: Art and Soul Festival and Auction at Freeman, LC students place at DECA national competition, EV students off to FBLA nationals, Cheney selects superintendent finalists.

Lead testing at Washington schools inconsistent

For about $5 per student in Washington’s public schools, every parent could know if the drinking water in their child’s school was free of lead.

Oregon lays out guidelines for transgender students

The Oregon Department of Education has suggested that all transgender students in the state should be able to use whatever names, bathrooms and pronouns they want.

Testing at Tacoma schools shows improvements in lead levels

Officials say further testing at three Tacoma elementary schools that previously had high levels of lead in their drinking water indicates the water is now safe to drink.

Ohio schools close over video threatening American students

An anonymous video threatening the safety of “American students” posted to a location-based social media app group connected to Ohio University prompted heightened security on the campus and closed six …

Six more Tacoma schools with lead in water, tests show

Tacoma school officials says a review of previous water quality tests has found six more public elementary schools with unsafe amounts of lead in scattered sources of drinking water.

High levels of lead found in water at 4 more Tacoma schools

Tacoma Public Schools says tests performed last May found high levels of lead in the drinking water at four additional schools.

Old tests found lead in 2 Tacoma elementary schools

Two public elementary schools in Tacoma found high levels of lead in their drinking water last May, but the Tacoma Public School district announced the results and informed parents on …

Pullman schools get $7.4 million grant to add classrooms

Nearly a year after applying, the Pullman School District announced Wednesday it has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to increase the number of kindergarten through third-grade classrooms.