Education News HEADLINES
The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now.
Four Tacoma teachers have received layoff notices from Tacoma Public Schools, and 95 others may be displaced to other jobs and schools around the district.
The Tacoma Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association is currently hosting the annual Orchestral Recital Series for 70 student piano soloists ages 6 to adult.
The Student Achievement Council and the Association of Washington School Principals has named 196 high school seniors as Washington Scholars or Washington Scholar Alternates in recognition of their academic achievements, leadership and community service.
Dr. Laura Kastner, a clinical psychologist and expert on teen behavior and development, will speak about “Tweens & Teens: New Strategies for Wise-Minded Parents” at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event is part of ParentMap’s lecture series and is at Annie Wright Schools’ Kemper Theatre, 827 N. Tacoma Ave.
When they met at a 2007 Washington camp for scholarship winners, Bashair Alazadi was 16 and wore the traditional headscarf of all Muslim women. Carlos Sandoval was 17, Catholic and a smartass.
When Mike and Shawna Allen first heard about the McCarver Program, the deal sounded too good to be true. The Allens were close to desperation at the time — crammed into a Tacoma homeless shelter with three small children, no money and no prospect of jobs.
Kids high-fived each other. The school band played Great Balls of Fire. And the entire Kalles Junior High School student body gave an enthusiastic send-off to their team of special athletes headed for competition at Puyallups Sparks Stadium.
A former Spanaway Lake High School student is suing the Bethel School District over a stabbing incident that occurred at a school in May 2010.
Julie Wyatt’s fifth-grade students at Pleasant Glade Elementary School weren’t surprised to hear she was named the state’s 2013 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.
New band instruments and a greenhouse have been purchased, and officials are talking to architects about building a pole barn for the agriculture program at Tenino High School.
Award-winning students from the Washington State Solo & Ensemble Contest performed on stage Saturday at the Ten Grands benefit concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The 41 medal-winning musicians are from nine Western Washington schools, including some from the South Sound.
Alexis Harroun from Bellarmine Prepatory School is competing this week in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.
Angela Salyer of Rogers High School is the winner of the 10th Congressional District Art Competition. Her work, “Blooming in Spring,” will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alongside winning pieces from other congressional districts around the country.
Jeff Scott, engineering and physics teacher at Washington High School in the Franklin Pierce School District, was recently named teacher of the year by the McChord Field Chapter of the Air Force Association. He will advance to vie for the association’s statewide award.
Teachers in Tacoma Public Schools could be facing the first layoffs from their ranks in many years.
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