Education News HEADLINES
The Washington State PTA recently awarded 29 graduating seniors scholarships for post-secondary education. The WSPTA awards up to $60,000 to help defray costs of the first year of post-high school education based on financial need, academic performance, leadership and community service.
Jonathan Kellett, a longtime Tacoma Public Schools administrator and principal at Jason Lee Middle School since 2009, will leave Jason Lee to become the next high school principal at Life Christian Academy in Tacoma, the academy announced last week.
In a corner of Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park, high school students record details about the abundant plant life flourishing in a small forest plot marked off by plastic ribbons.
This is not your fathers geometry class. Inside a classroom at Tacomas Stadium High School, teacher Tim Chalbergs freshmen and sophomores are seated in groups of four and five, working together to create a geometric figure.
With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way the state thinks about public schools.
Student services employees at The Evergreen State College in Olympia went on strike Tuesday after failing to reach an agreement with administrators regarding firing procedures and pay.
Tacoma second-grader Amelia Stiles, her dad, Marty, and baby brother, Henry, were halfway out the door one recent Saturday when the phone rang, and Dad answered.
The Steilacoom School Board named Kathi Weight interim superintendent for the 2013-14 school year. She has worked the past three years as executive director for student achievement and human resources for the district and previously was a principal in North Thurston Public Schools.
The Pierce County Library System has announced the winners of its Teen Writing & Art Contest — Our Own Expressions. The winners will showcase their submissions in a free public event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lagerquist Hall on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.
A young Gig Harbor woman who contends her Tacoma Community College music instructor coerced her into taking off her clothes and touching herself during singing lessons has sued the state and the teacher.
Twenty years after Seattle University bought the South Sounds only law school, a group of business and civic leaders has a plan to bring a legal-degree program back to Tacoma.
School board members in the Gig Harbor-area Peninsula School District have opted out of becoming a charter school authorizer, just as their counterparts in Tacoma have done.
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.
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas
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