Education

New Jersey Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking

A controversial proposal has students horrified at a Bergen County middle school on Wednesday. The principal is asking parents to join a voluntary ban on social networking.

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KENT, Wash. — Contract negotiators reached a tentative agreement Sunday night aimed at ending a teacher strike in Washington, the only such walkout in the nation, a union official said.


Judge: $200 daily fine on each striking Kent teacher

Nancy Bartley The Seattle Times 11.09.2009
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Kent School District teachers who don't report to work Monday will be fined $200 a day, a judge ruled this afternoon after morning-long negotiations failed to end a 15-day teachers' strike.

Kent teachers union votes to continue strike

KATIE OYAN The Seattle Times 08.09.2009
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KENT, Wash. — Teachers in Washington state's fourth-largest district voted Monday night to continue their strike, despite a court injunction ordering them back to work Tuesday to prepare for students.


Washington SAT scores down a bit from last year

GEORGE TIBBITS The Seattle Times 26.08.2009
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Washington high school students in the class of 2009 scored slightly lower on the SAT college entrance exam than their counterparts a year earlier, but the scores still are well above the national average.

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - Rebekah Schoonover's parents, both real estate agents, already tapped their retirement accounts to pay for her first year at Central Washington University.


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SEATTLE -- University of Washington President Mark Emmert says it will cut 600 to 800 staff positions as it reduces projected spending in the next fiscal year by $73 million.

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- "Appropriate action" has been taken against the Apple Valley School teacher who sent her 5-year-old student home with a bag of feces, school officials said.


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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has passed a sweeping overhaul of Washington state's K-12 education system, setting up an ambitious 10-year plan to create and bankroll quality schools.

Activists oppose schools' "Day of Silence" for gay rights

Katherine Long The Seattle Times 17.04.2009
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Senior Alex Sanchez and more than 100 of her classmates at Renton High School got ready for school today with duct tape, T-shirts, cards and a single-minded focus to not speak all day long — or at least until the last bell rings.


Seattle University law center to carry former WWII internee's name

Lornet Turnbull The Seattle Times 17.04.2009
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Seattle University's School of Law will dedicate a new center this weekend named for a soft-spoken Japanese-American man who defied government's wartime orders to leave his home for a relocation camp 67 years ago.

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Two students at Sequoyah Middle School will not be returning to school following an incident during art class Monday morning.


Microsoft offers unemployed computer training

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 14.04.2009
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SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. announced Monday it would be giving away more than 30,000 vouchers over the next 90 days to help unemployed people in Washington state get new computer skills.

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BELLEVUE, Wash. - Bellevue Community College has changed its name to Bellevue College, effective Monday.


Tuition, fees, books could jump to $10,000

Andrew Garber and Nick Perry The Seattle Times 08.04.2009
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OLYMPIA — The cost of tuition, fees and books at the state's two biggest universities would jump to about $10,000 a year under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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SEATTLE - Amid rising unemployment, community colleges across Washington state are turning away laid-off workers for lack of retraining funds.


Bill aims to force schools to use state insurance

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP KOMO News 03.04.2009
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SEATTLE (AP) - A proposal to force teachers and other school employees to buy their health insurance through the state system is one senator's attempt to help save Washington school districts some money, but the state teachers union says the idea ...

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SEATTLE – Both the Washington state House and Senate budget plans call for major cuts in funding for higher education this year.


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A private school in Seattle is offering $10 million in scholarships.

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OLYMPIA — The state would cut almost $500 million from Washington's higher-education system, and public-school teachers likely would face layoffs under the Senate's proposed budget, the Senate's top Democrat said.



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