higher education

Gov. Inslee Says Education is the Focus This Session
OLYMPIA (AP) — In his inaugural address, Gov. Jay Inslee says that lawmakers must fulfill their top priority of fully paying for the state's basic education.
Inslee told a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday that while several other issues are also important, such as the mental health…
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…
Governor Candidate Rob McKenna Unveils a Public Education Plan
Tacoma, Wash. (AP) - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McKenna has unveiled a plan that would spend an additional $1.7 billion on the state's public education obligations and higher education through 2015.
McKenna's plan would take into account a series of expected savings, such as smaller gov…
The Cost Of Higher Education…Students Get Involved!
Skyrocketing tuition increases at state colleges and universities are making it difficult for students and their parents to afford higher education. One state lawmaker has a bill that would give students more participation in finding efficiencies that could affect the cost of tuition...