Education News HEADLINES
In a case that could set a national precedent, Pacific Lutheran University is taking legal steps this week to block the formation of a union to represent contingent faculty members at the Parkland university.
The Tacoma School Board has delivered on a promise made to voters during the February bond campaign for new schools: lower tax rates, for now.
The annual Parenting in a Digital World workshop will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. tonight in the middle school library at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road W.
The Puyallup School District has announced several leadership changes in the district, including new principals for the coming school year. They begin their new assignments July 1.
Representatives from several out-of-state universities will present an information session on admissions and financial aid at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Annie Wright School’s Kemper Center, 827 N. Tacoma Ave. It is open to the public.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named the first group of winners in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1,000 high school seniors won corporate-sponsored awards financed by about 200 corporations and other business organizations.
Business interests and the teachers union have launched dueling ad campaigns aimed at influencing budget negotiations in the Legislature.
The Annie Wright Awesome Armadillos, a group of six fifth-graders from Annie Wright Day School in Tacoma, earned first place in the Fine Arts category in the state Destination Imagination championships.
A Steilacoom teen has won one of three top awards from the Coalition for Space Exploration and the NASA Visitor Center Consortium.
Andrea Landes will be the new principal at Emerald Hills Elementary School this fall. She has worked for the Sumner School District since 2008.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced national winners of its Achievement Scholarship awards for black students. These awards, totaling over $2 million, are financed by grants from 34 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Steilacoom School District Superintendent Bill Fritz will host a community conversation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 29 at Cherrydale Primary School, 1201 Galloway, Steilacoom.
The Tacoma School Board wants to hear public input on whether it should become an authorizer of charter schools.
The Puyallup School District is hosting a public forum for parents, students and community members to learn about the district’s Native American education program. It will be from 5:30-7 p.m. May 2 at Firgrove Elementary School, 13918 Meridian S., Puyallup.
Beginning in September, the Sumner School District will extend its schedule for part-time kindergarten classes and expand its offering of full-time kindergarten programs.
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