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Rainer Plendl
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Most Washington Kids Below Expectations, Yet Exceed National Average

A new report has educators cheering: most Washington students are above the national average in reading and math proficiency for grade level! The bad news is less than half of Washington students are proficient at grade level.

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Category: Education, News
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All this talk of Mars! Not so Far Fetched! [VIDEO]

Most of you know I'm fascinated by space! I do NOT want to go up into space EVER! But, I love to watch movies about other planets and I love to star gaze, and I'm deeply interested in the space program... I just would be way to afraid!

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Mixing Church & State or War on Christmas? Portland Choirs Can No Longer Sing at Festival

Portland Public School choirs may no longer participate in the Festival of Lights due its Catholic affiliation.

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Lisa F. Young
Lisa F. Young
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Moses Lake Kids Fight Their School (on Facebook) and Win!

Students at Moses Lake High School thought one school policy was harsh and unkind. They took to social media to protest and the public agreed. The school district will change!

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Washington School Bans ‘Touching’ Games at Recess, Is It Overkill? [POLL]

Some Washington kids are no longer allowed to play two-hand touch, tag or "patty cake" at recess.

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Super Cool Mysterious Rainbow Cloud in Costa Rica [VIDEO]

Okay, I have a theory on this! Did I ever tell you about my friends who were hiking Machu Picchu t in Peru?

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WSU Sees Highest Enrollment Ever, Is It Sign of Impending Doom? [POLL]

Hurray, hurray, everyone's excited about WSU seeing the highest enrollment ever in fall 2015 with 30,000 students starting classes. It is boasting its largest class of incoming freshmen ever. Only one problem: investors are taught to run for the hills when college enrollment goes up.

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Andrey Burmakin
Andrey Burmakin
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The Ugly Truth About How We Can Fund Education and Stop the Strikes

A historian announced Washington's education crisis and teacher strikes are déjà vu for him. Apparently the exact same thing happened in New Jersey in 1976. Here's how they solved the problem, but you're not going to like it.

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Category: Education
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Pasco School Teachers Strike…Here’s the Latest Update!

Apparently, things are still a bit up in the air for the Pasco School District.

Here's the latest update sent out by District Officials...

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Category: Children, Education
Andreas Rentz
Andreas Rentz
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Learn Basic Car Maintenence- Free Class in Richland!

FREE BASIC CAR MAINTENANCE CLASS NEXT WEEK

A one-hour Basic Car Maintenance class will be held on Tuesday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. and repeated again October 13 and November 10 at the Richland Community Center.

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Category: Automotive, Education
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Supreme Court Says No Charter Schools, Do You Care? [POLL]

On Sept. 4 the Washington Supreme Court threw out a 2012 voter initiative to allow charter schools. The lawsuit was brought by the state teachers union and argued charter schools violated the state's constitution. Justices agreed and now no new ones will be built and existing ones may get shut down. Are you OK with that? Did you vote for the initiative? Why?

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Category: Children, Education
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Pasco Strike Talks Continue, Hotline Published For School Updates

First, if you need to know if school will be in session Thursday or onward due to the teacher's strike, the number to call (after 7pm) is 509-416-7874. Negotiations continue with hopes of ending the strike.

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