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Nearly $19K awarded to Washington School for the Deaf

January 4, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

The Deaf Education Advocates Foundation awarded $18,826 in mini-grants to teachers and staff at the Washington School for the Deaf to support extracurricular activities and innovative instruction practices. Read story

Appeals court rules for Evergreen teacher who wore MAGA hat, says it falls under protected speech

January 3, 2023, 1:13pm Clark County News

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a former Evergreen Public Schools teacher, concluding that his action to wear a “Make America Great Again” hat to school was protected speech under the First Amendment. Read story

Housing one of biggest predictors of getting kicked out of Washington schools

January 2, 2023, 6:04am Latest News

Shambrika Crawford caught her daughter trying to board a Seattle city bus to avoid the school bus outside the homeless shelter they moved into this summer. Read story

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Washington schools want more students to be bilingual; is that goal possible?

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January 1, 2023, 2:31pm Latest News

In Hector Farias’ first period Spanish Language Arts class at Tyee High School, English isn’t entirely prohibited, but nearly all of what happens in this classroom is in Spanish. Read story

Katie Kressin poses at the Alakanuk School. Since joining as a teacher in 2011, she says, the remote town has grown close to her heart, and she plans to retire there.

In Alaska, a former Clark County teacher learns

Katie Kressin poses at the Alakanuk School. Since joining as a teacher in 2011, she says, the remote town has grown close to her heart, and she plans to retire there.

January 1, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

On Alaska’s western coast, life is harsh and unforgiving. And yet, as she sought her life’s second act, surviving one of Earth’s most unrelenting climates seemed like nothing less than a gift to Katie Kressin. Read story

Fewer Washington high school graduates file FAFSA forms than in almost any other state in the country.

Cost is a major barrier to college, new survey of Washingtonians finds

Fewer Washington high school graduates file FAFSA forms than in almost any other state in the country.

December 27, 2022, 7:23am Latest News

It’s been clear for some time that Washington needs to increase the number of students it sends to get an education beyond high school. Read story

FILE - With the Founders Library in the background, a young man reads on Howard University campus July 6, 2021, in Washington. For millions of Americans, President Joe Biden'??s student loan cancellation offers a life-changing chance to escape the burden of debt. But for future generations of students, it doesn't fix the underlying reason for the crisis: the rising cost of college.

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington opens online scholarship applications

FILE - With the Founders Library in the background, a young man reads on Howard University campus July 6, 2021, in Washington. For millions of Americans, President Joe Biden'??s student loan cancellation offers a life-changing chance to escape the burden of debt. But for future generations of students, it doesn't fix the underlying reason for the crisis: the rising cost of college.

December 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has opened online applications for its 2023 scholarship cycle. Read story

Members of the Evergreen Public School Employees large group union, also known as PSE #1948 make their way into Evergreen Public Schools headquarters on Tuesday afternoon. The union represents about 1,000 employees in the district.

Union at Evergreen Public Schools approves new contract

Members of the Evergreen Public School Employees large group union, also known as PSE #1948 make their way into Evergreen Public Schools headquarters on Tuesday afternoon. The union represents about 1,000 employees in the district.

December 15, 2022, 4:56pm Clark County News

The Public School Employees large group union in Evergreen Public Schools approved a new contract Wednesday evening, ending months of negotiations between union leaders and district officials. Read story