Teachers and other members of the Clover Park Education Association will receive raises, while students in the Lakewood-based Clover Park School District will get the equivalent of two more days of instruction, following approval of a new three-year contract between the district and the union.
Greg Marshall is a piano-playing 60-year-old who writes music, commutes to Oregon to visit his wife and came to Tacoma three years ago to be with his dying brother.
Truman Middle School principal Justina Johnson sent a note home to parents about an alleged attempted luring of two students on the way to school Monday.
The Washington Supreme Court is open to visitors when it meets at the Temple of Justice in Olympia throughout the year, although the gallery is seldom full.
Teachers and other employees in Tacoma Public Schools will receive a 2 percent wage increase, following negotiations with school district employee unions and action last week by the Tacoma School Board.
Life Christian Academy senior Jason Parks was awarded the Eagle Scout badge by Boy Scout Troop 336 in Federal Way. He also has earned three Eagle Palm awards and more than 35 badges — 14 more than required.
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Tawny Sanabria has been selected to fill out a term on the White River School Board, replacing Susan McGuire, who died this year.
Ten Washington school districts and community organizations — including four in the South Sound — will split $3.9 million a year for five years to create 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The centers offer academic and enrichment opportunities in high-needs neighborhoods before or after school or during holidays, weekends or summer recess.
Doug Carlson was appointed to the vacant Director District 1 board seat for the Franklin Pierce School District.
The final tab for flood-damaged Ferrucci Junior High School could tally more than $200,000, according to preliminary estimates from Puyallup School District officials.
Puyallup School Districts Karshner Museum, a field trip destination for generations of students, will remain closed this year while the space in downtown Puyallup is transformed into the Karshner Center for Culture and the Arts.
Water-damaged Ferrucci Junior High School got a clean bill of health Wednesday, allowing an estimated 800 students to return to the Puyallup school Thursday.
During a one-day test of Washington drivers, 1,523 people illegally passed a stopped school bus.
The State Board of Education has taken another step toward bringing charter schools to Washington State.
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