Education News HEADLINES
Members of the student safety patrol at Bryant Montessori School in Tacoma take their jobs seriously. Very seriously.
There are 1,820 rubber ducks at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, and within 30 minutes of his arrival, 6-year-old Mateo Cordero seemed to have touched them all.
A total of 381 schools are recipients of the Washington Achievement Award for 2012, including 29 from Pierce County.
The Off-to-College Campaign for homeless students begun in Tacoma last year is expanding this year to include students in four other Pierce County school districts: Puyallup, Bethel, Clover Park and Franklin Pierce.
Hilltop Artists, a nonprofit glass-instruction program that works with local youth, has recently started selling student artwork at Creative Forces and Sundries at Hotel Murano. There will be an opening celebration for the new partnership from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.
Pierce County students can combine their love of art and reading by helping create a new Pierce County Library card design. The contest to find two winning designs begins this week and runs through May 3.
To eliminate financial barriers to gaining early college credits, Tacoma Public Schools began a new policy this year that allows high school students to take Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams for free.
When a former Stadium High School security guard was sentenced to four years in prison last month for having sex with three students, it concluded one case in a string of sex crimes and allegations of out-of-bounds behavior involving Tacoma Public Schools employees and students.
Cory Jewell Jensen has consulted with law enforcement agencies across the country and co-chaired a committee on sexual assault for the Oregon Attorney General’s office.
They’ve rented caps and gowns, purchased graduation announcements, made plans for college or career training. In the back of their minds, they’ve tried to quiet the nagging fear that math could bring their happy June plans to an abrupt halt.
A Stadium High School teacher resigned his job following allegations that he regularly hit students on the head and that he failed to account for all the money he collected from them for class materials.
Yelm Community Schools has received $994,453 in grant funding through the Jobs Now Act.
Budget writers in both the state House and Senate want to spend $3.6 billion over the next two years on construction and other one-time projects, but they have differences on where to put the money.
Lowell Elementary School children are leading a campaign to have the 800 block of North 13th Street renamed after their late principal, Bob Dahl, who passed away last year.
South Sound school districts that participated in a state study last fall designed to streamline how they are reimbursed for certain services fear it could end up costing them time, money – or both.
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