Education

Obama to Sign Sen. Murray’s Education Law
SEATTLE (AP) — President Obama is expected today to sign a new U.S. education law co-written by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Murray says the law will benefit her home state by lifting the punishment the federal government has held over Washington's public schools for the past year...
Washington Prepaid Tuition Program Refunds
SEATTLE (AP) — More than $63 million in refunds from Washington's prepaid tuition program have been processed so far and state officials say that number will continue to grow. About 8,669 people out of 130,000 savers have asked for their money back from the Guaranteed Education Tuition pr…
Washington Principals Call Teacher Shortage ‘Crisis’
SEATTLE (AP) — Principals across Washington are saying the current teacher shortage has reached a "crisis" and is placing severe strain on schools.
KOMO-TVreports that in a survey of 730 principals representing 35 percent of the state's public schools, 80 percent of principals said they hav…
Washington State Student Named a Rhodes scholars
SEATTLE (AP) — A Yale University student from Washington state has been named a Rhodes scholar. Mason Ji of Shoreline is among the 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2016. Ji is a senior majoring in global affairs. His senior thesis focuses on East-West dialogue and dispute res…
There Is A Better Bedtime For Your Kids
It seems like no matter how tired they are, most kids simply don’t want to go to bed and will holdout as long as possible. Indulgent parents may fudge the “official” bedtime a bit depending on what’s going on and what time the kids need to …
Music Rivals Reading For Best Childhood Development
Want to help your child or grandchild succeed in school and life? Buy them a piano! Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but bringing music into their lives at a young age can make all the difference.
It’s like a Geico commercial—did you know reading to a child helps make…
The Top Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages In The World
Are you a polyglot? Are you bilingual? I know what you’re thinking: "Hey, Dave -- just speak English!" OK. After all, more than 500 million people do.
A polyglot is someone who speaks several languages -– say about five. But less than 1 percent of the world can…
Yakima School District Searching For Teachers
Teachers are in short supply across the state these days. In fact, there's a major shortage in the Yakima School District that's affecting education.
Kirsten Fitterer, director of Community and Public Relations for the district, says local schools have 12 full-time teacher positions open an…

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