SEATTLE — Seattle School Board members got a preview of the district’s remote learning plan this week. They didn’t like much of what they saw, and proposed adding optional outdoor classes to improve the plan.
OLYMPIA — Workers in Washington state last week filed the smallest number of new unemployment claims since mid-March, when the pandemic was just hitting the state economy.
High-speed internet has become even more important given the many ways COVID-19 has impacted our lives. However, for many residents and businesses in Washington’s rural communities, access to broadband networks is still hard to come by. To address this issue, Congress should make a real inve…
OLYMPIA — Schools throughout the state are encouraged, though not required, to implement remote learning at the start of the school year.
WATERVILLE — The Waterville School Board is looking for residents who live in the southeast part of the district interested in serving out the remainder of Misty Viebrock’s term.
NCW — Classrooms across the region won’t all be sitting empty when school starts in about three weeks, despite what appears will be a region-wide, if not statewide, remote start to the school year.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board on Monday approved the reopening plan recommended last week by school administrators, setting off a communication blitz to parents covering options and offering opportunities to get details.
WENATCHEE — Ski building has been a part of Doug Merrill’s Auto-Cad (pre-engineering) class at Wenatchee High School for the past seven years.
NCW — Here is a rundown of some of the back-to-school plans currently in the works for districts across the region. In most cases, districts have decided to move forward with an all-online start that will transition to a phased-in hybrid model when COVID-19 case numbers reach levels acceptab…
MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School Board on Thursday unanimously approved a school reopening plan for the fall that will give parents the choice of online instruction, full-time on-campus learning or a blend of the two.
WENATCHEE — Most Wenatchee students will start school Aug. 26 without being in the same room as their teacher, but they will have instruction, structure, expectations and support.
WENATCHEE — Virtual high school career fairs are in the works for this fall with help from a $50,000 Career Connect Washington grant received by the Apple STEM Network in partnership with the Spokane STEM Network.
WENATCHEE — Community members, teachers and staff have an opportunity Wednesday evening to comment on the all-online start to the school year being recommended by Wenatchee Superintendent Paul Gordon.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont and Wenatchee school districts on Monday announced proposals to begin student instruction entirely online this fall due to the area’s rising COVID-19 case rates.
ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University will limit campus residency by more than half this fall term, cutting the number of people living on campus to 1,800.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College is hosting six virtual open house, starting this week, for new students or those considering enrolling at the college.
WENATCHEE — Firefighters rescued two men from an apartment building fire early Saturday morning.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee School District’s summer meal service offered at Lincoln Elementary School temporarily moved to Pioneer Middle School early this week to make room for firefighters who arrived over the weekend.
SEATTLE — Susan Enfield had an ambitious goal: End out-of-school suspensions, a practice that's particularly harmful for most students of color at Highline schools. And it worked to some extent, at least for a couple of years.
WENATCHEE — The City Council on Thursday approved a purchase and sale agreement for 2.23 acres from the Wenatchee School District for an extension of Springwater Avenue.
WENATCHEE — With just over a month before the start of the school year, it’s the million-dollar question: Will students attend class in person or remain at home for remote learning?
SEATTLE — Washington State University’s Pullman, Vancouver, Everett and Tri-Cities campuses will teach almost all undergraduate classes remotely this fall, with a few limited exceptions, the university announced Thursday.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center's question-and-answer session with school officials about the start of school this fall, which was scheduled for Monday, has been postponed.
WENATCHEE — A North Central Regional Library project to expand Wi-Fi coverage up to 600 feet outside nearly all 30 branches in the five-county system is now completed.
EAST WENATCHEE — It’s strange to hear face-to-face summer school, as if that is a unique form of teaching, but for Cascade Elementary it’s a new experience during COVID-19.
EAST WENATCHEE — Contractors digging out the foundation for Kenroy Elementary School’s new classroom wing discovered an old septic tank when they least expected it.
The Wenatchee School District announces the addition of the Wenatchee Internet Academy as a full-time virtual learning option for kindergarten through 12th grade students this fall.
OLYMPIA — Three of the six candidates for the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction are raising and spending money on the campaign, according to state Public Disclosure Commission reports.
The view out my window indicates summer and no smoke, which is very good. Yet the chart below for Douglas County copied this morning from the Washington Department of Health holds little promise for a return to anything close to normal in our schools on Aug. 26.
OLYMPIA — Local control and parental choice are among the hot topics being debated by six candidates competing for the state superintendent’s job for the next four years.
WENATCHEE — Janette Bumgarner has been hired as the Wenatchee School District’s executive director of business and finance.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont is joining Wenatchee schools in officially restricting students’ use of cellphones during class, though the new rules aren’t much different than what has been the unofficial practice.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School District will save about $1.2 million in the next 10 years by refinancing $5.2 million of its current debt.
EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont School Board on Monday approved the resolution to place a four-year replacement levy on the Nov. 3 ballot.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont parents, students and teachers might know by early next week what school classrooms will look like when school starts on Aug. 26.
OKANOGAN — Okanogan County students are going to get a little more gardening in next year thanks to a two-year $100,000 USDA Farm to School Grant received by the Okanogan Conservation District.
RICHLAND — If Benton County doesn’t move to Phase 2, thousands of Richland students won’t be returning to classrooms.
After just two years as the principal at Quincy High School, Marcus Pimpleton is moving onto a new role with the Yakima School District.
SPOKANE — More than a few eyebrows were raised late June when Adam Swinyard was named superintendent of the largest school district in Eastern Washington.
MOUNT VERNON — On his second day of work late last week, Ismael Vivanco could have been behind his desk settling in, but instead the new Mount Vernon School District superintendent spent much his of Thursday on a school bus going door-to-door to students’ homes, handing out bags of food, box…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new guidelines for reopening schools, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump criticized the agency’s recommendations as too expensive and impractical.
NEW YORK — Many U.S. colleges were scrambling on Tuesday to modify plans for the fall semester in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a day after the Trump administration issued an order that could force tens of thousands of foreign students to leave the country if their schools hold all c…
SEATTLE — International students going to college in the United States may have to leave the country or transfer to another college if their schools decide to teach all classes online, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Monday.
Between all the shouting on social media, all the arguing if masks are really muzzles, which stores are enforcing the guidelines and which stores should be told on, there is a silence I can no longer ignore.
SEATTLE — When school buildings in Seattle open up this fall, the start of the school day could look something like this:
OLYMPIA — Five candidates are running in Washington’s Aug. 4 primary against incumbent Chris Reykdal for Superintendent of Public Instruction, calling for more local control of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.