Education

Tacoma School Superintendent Wins National Award
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma school Superintendent Carla Santorno has won a national woman in school leadership award. She was honored last week at a conference in Arizona.
The award from the American Association of School Administrators recognizes Santorno for building community connections to …
Bill to Study Later School Start Times Clears Senate Panel
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A state Senate committee has unanimously passed a bill to study how students perform at schools that begin later in the morning.
The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee passed the bill Thursday, substantially altering its original language that required publ…
Senate Committee Considers Later School Start Time
SEATTLE (AP) — A state Senate committee on Tuesday discussed a bill proposed by students from Snohomish County that would move the start time for public schools one hour later next year.
The Senate Education Committee also talked about cursive writing and more money for career and technical edu…
Software for Washington Colleges Needs Improvement
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials say the $100 million computer software system for Washington state's community colleges will likely cost another $10 million before it's ready for use.
The Spokesman Review reports that the system, known as ctcLink, is behind schedule and operating…
A Pretty Face Is Worth Extra Points In College
It’s said of Helen of Troy that she had a face that launched a thousand ships. Translation, she was such a beauty (best in the world regardless of what Steve Harvey might say) and so beloved by her husband King Menelaus, that when she was abducted by Paris Prince of Troy, Menelaus la…
Feds Issue Reminder: Test Students or Risk Losing Funding
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department has reminded 13 states that federal funding is still tied to testing students on math and language arts, despite the end of No Child Left Behind.
The department asked states with large numbers of students skipping the tests how they plan to do …
Senate Panel Passes Alternative Plan for Education Funding
SEATTLE (AP) — The Senate Education Committee has passed an alternative plan for fixing the way Washington state pays for public schools.
The bill contrasts with a similar measure passed in the House on Monday. It sets a different deadline for finishing the work ordered by the state Supreme Cou…

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