education

Education Tax
4:05 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Gregoire Will Propose Education Tax Before Leaving Office

Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will propose a new source of funding for public schools before she leaves office in January.
Northwest News Network

Both candidates for Washington governor have said “no” to higher taxes. But, outgoing Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will propose a new source of funding for public schools before she leaves office in January.

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HP Laptops For Idaho Students
6:06 am
Wed October 24, 2012

HP Will Supply Every Idaho High School Student A Laptop

Photo of women with HP laptop.
Photo Credit: Matthew Bowden/Wikimedia Commons

Hewlett Packard now has an eight year 180 million dollar contract to get laptops into the hands of Idaho high school students and teachers. This meets part of the requirements outlined in the Students Come First education laws.

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Idaho School Reform
6:21 am
Mon October 15, 2012

School Reforms Tested At Idaho Ballot Box

Coeur d’Alene music teacher Tim Sandford displays his political convictions in his yard. He says the ballot fight over new education laws in Idaho has created a “toxic” environment for teachers.
Photo Credit: Jessica Robinson

Idaho is considering whether to keep three education laws that overhaul everything from how teachers are paid to how kids learn in the classroom.

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Commentaries
8:43 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Fetching for a Living

Border Collies are consistently named the most intelligent of all dogs. Is their intelligence simply a matter of nature, or is there some nurture involved as well? Dr. Kirsten Peters wonders about the answer.

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Washington Public Schools
7:06 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Schools Chief Asks For 39% Budget Increase

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has asked for an additional four-point-one-billion dollars for basic education in his biennial budget proposal. Ann Dornfeld reports.

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Idaho School Bans Book
6:06 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Idaho School Bans ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ For Sexual Content

"Like Water for Chocolate" has become a contemporary classic of Latin American literature, but has drawn complaints from some school districts in Wisconsin, Arizona and now Idaho.
Lester Public Library Flickr

A school district in southwest Idaho says the book “Like Water for Chocolate” is inappropriate for high school sophomores. It’s banning the book from the curriculum.

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Community College Enrollment
6:16 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Ebbing Community College Enrollment A Promising Sign For Economy

The latest community college enrollment numbers may hold a clue to what’s happening in the Northwest’s economy. Some two-year institutions in the region are seeing the first decline in class registration since the recession. Correspondent Jessica Robinson has more.

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Likelihood Of College Gradation
6:01 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Will Your 4-Year-Old Graduate College? OSU Study Offers A Clue

A key indicator of whether a child will graduate college shows up even before kindergarten, according to a new study.
Gideon Tsang Wikimedia Commons

One of the key indicators of whether a student will go on to finish college shows up before the child even starts kindergarten. That’s the conclusion of new research from Oregon State University.

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Warrantless Searches In Schools
5:57 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Wash. Supreme Court Blocks Warrantless Searches By School Cops

The Washington Supreme Court ruled that police officers working in schools can't search students without a warrant.
Washngton Courts website

A teacher or principal doesn’t need a warrant to search a student. But a police officer working in a school does, according to a new ruling from the Washington Supreme Court.

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Immigrant Education
5:49 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Undocumented “Dreamers” Focus of Statewide Forums

Immigrant advocates are kicking-off a series of statewide forums Thursday night about Obama’s new policy for so-called “dreamers”. The measure gives temporary legal protection to some undocumented immigrants who came here as children. Federal officials plan to open up the application process later this month, as KUOW’s Liz Jones reports.

In June, federal officials announced a new policy aimed to halt the deportation of some young immigrants. It’ll allow qualified young people to apply for a renewable, 2-year legal protection… and a work permit.

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