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Northwest Public Television

NOTE: This week we’ve been featuring education stories from around the Northwest as part of the PBS special American Graduate Day.

Yakima’s A.C. Davis High School mission statement is to “educate students for success:  life-long learning, employment, and social awareness.”

Northwest Public Television

NOTE: This week we’re featuring education stories from around the Northwest as part of the PBS special American Graduate Day airing Saturday, Oct. 14.

Northwest Public Television

NOTE: This week we’re featuring education stories from around the Northwest as part of the PBS special American Graduate Day airing Saturday, Oct. 14.

One program at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick teaches public speaking skills, increases vocabulary, and helps students process and express emotions.

The person in charge of the Oregon Department of Education stepped down Wednesday.

Northwest Public Television

NOTE: This week we’re featuring education stories from around the Northwest as part of the PBS special American Graduate Day airing Saturday, Oct. 14.

High school skills programs like one in Spokane are filling a need for skilled workers in areas like construction, manufacturing, and information technology.

Betsy Devos Scheduled To Visit McMinnville High School

Oct 10, 2017
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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plans to visit McMinnville High School on Wednesday, according to the school district. She added the visit to Yamhill County as part of a West Coast trip that includes a fundraising event in the Seattle area Friday.

Northwest Public Television

NOTE: This week we’re featuring stories of education successes and experiments from around the Northwest as part of the PBS and Northwest Public Television special American Graduate Day airing Saturday, Oct. 14.

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This week we’re featuring stories of education successes and experiments from around the region as part of the PBS and Northwest Public Television special American Graduate Day airing Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Washington state officials announced their plan Monday for how to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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During this back-to-school season, there is one persistent issue: classroom diversity. Students of color make up half of Washington classrooms, but public school teachers are overwhelmingly white.

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An Oregon initiative aimed at funding programs at public high schools passed the state senate Thursday. The statewide teachers union argued Measure 98 was an unfunded mandate: $290 million of worthy goals without a funding source.

The Oregon House unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that aims to prevent so-called “lunch shaming” in Oregon Schools.

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The Oregon Senate sent a handful of education-related bills to the governor’s desk Tuesday morning. One of them allows parents to hold their children back from kindergarten for an extra year.

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The Oregon Senate passed a bill Tuesday that will make graduation easier for students who are homeless, in foster care or come from military families.

Budget writers at the Oregon Legislature are warning of deep cuts to health care and education. The Democrats in charge of putting together a two-year spending plan released a list of potential cuts Monday.

Education advocates made their case for increased school funding in front of Oregon lawmakers Thursday. The subcommittee that focuses on education heard testimony from people who want lawmakers to boost K-12 funding from the $7.8 billion proposed in a preliminary budget framework.

Washington state school districts will not go over the so-called “levy cliff.” At least not next year. The state House Thursday sent the governor a bipartisan measure to extend current levy capacity for another year.

Washington lawmakers are under a court order to fully fund K-12 education. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that it’s their top priority. But a measure to officially “fund education first” in the state budget failed Wednesday.

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In his State of the State address this afternoon, Governor Butch Otter backed up his commitment to further invest in higher education by pledging millions to colleges around the state.

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Schools are on the Oregon ballot in a big way. The corporate tax initiative, Measure 97, would raise billions - much of it for schools. Scan down a little further and Measure 98 would direct state funding to high school programs - dropout prevention, college readiness and career training. It would not raise taxes. But as Rob Manning reports, Measure 98 is raising some concerns. 

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Oregon’s scores on the SAT college entrance exam continue to outpace the national average. More Oregon students are taking the SAT college entrance exam, and scores continue to outpace the national average. The context for Tuesday's scores is complicated.

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Parents in Washington state may notice another measurement along with their students’ state test scores. The student growth percentile (SGP) is meant to compare a child’s learning to their peers, but critics say it may not work.

It’s back to school time. It was also back to court Wednesday for lawyers in an ongoing school funding lawsuit in Washington state.

Just as the school year begins, the Washington state Supreme Court will get an update Wednesday on school funding efforts in the state legislature. Tuesday, a panel of lawmakers got an earful.

Now that an initiative that aims to increase Oregon's high school graduation rate has qualified for the ballot, backers are rolling out details of their campaign.

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Public comment opens this week on federal education rules that could affect everything from money for Oregon schools to the role of standardized tests.

Students and parents with kids soon heading to a state college or university have reason to pay attention to the Washington and Idaho legislatures this coming month.

If you want to go to college to learn how to design, build, fly or fix a drone, your time has come. Many institutions of higher learning around the Northwest are recognizing that unmanned aircraft could become a key technology of the future.

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Many Washington students are graduating high school with little to no idea about how to handle their money. Experts say that could lead students down a path of debt and stress. That’s why some people are trying to teach high school students better ways to deal with personal finances now.

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The State Supreme Court is ratcheting up pressure on the legislature to fix problems with how the state funds public schools.  Justices have announced they’ll fine the state $100,000 a day until lawmakers lay out a complete plan to close the McCleary school funding case. 

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