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School "active shooter" drills traumatic for students

K-12 schools have more guidance on how to conduct active-shooter lockdown drills with a new bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. The bill prohibits schools from conducting drills involving life-like simulations or reenactments... — Updated 4/28/2022

 

School district suit makes its debut in court

Wahkiakum School District's lawsuit against the State of Washington was heard for the first time on Monday, in Cathlamet before Wahkiakum Superior Court Judge Donald Richter,... — Updated 4/7/2022

 
 By Staff    Education

Elementary school class wants state dinosaur named

Washington State may soon have a new state dinosaur, thanks to the efforts of an elementary school class and the Washington State Legislature. The proposed state dinosaur is Suciasa... — Updated 3/16/2022

 
 By Azeb Tuji    Education

Families press for end to hazing

Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University, was found dead from alcohol poisoning at his fraternity house just weeks into the 2019 school year. He was the victim of a hazing tradition at his fraternity. Now his mother... — Updated 2/9/2022

 

Proposed law would require student registration by age 5

Early childhood education is so critical to student success that now some educators are pushing for enrollment in school by age 5. Currently, Washington parents are allowed to delay their child’s enrollment with the local school... — Updated 2/9/2022

 

More aid for college students proposed

College students struggling to balance the cost of higher education with everyday expenses will have the burden slightly alleviated if lawmakers pass a bill increasing access to funds through the Washington College Grant program.... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Juan Morfin    Education

Bill aims to help homeless & former foster care college students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system help... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Fred Obee    Education

Legislative interns prepare for coverage

Coverage of the state Legislature will once again be provided by the WNPA Foundation when the Legislature convenes in January. The students, from Washington State University and the University of Washington, were selected by... — Updated 12/29/2021

 

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