NCW — Graduation celebrations are taking on all sorts of new forms this year to keep social distancing requirements with the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Some schools are still putting together events, others have a plan in place.
MANSON — Manson High School is going “Golden Globe” style with its commencement exercises this year.
WENATCHEE — For senior Alexander Mayer, graduating will be bittersweet. The soon-to-be Wenatchee High School graduate knows he is going to miss being a highschooler.
Alec Gibbons, Leavenworth, makes his way Wednesday along a display of Cascade High School graduates to photograph his daughter's poster. A group of parents recently put up the banners of each graduate at the east entrance to Leavenworth.
SEATTLE — How do you socially distance students on a school bus?
CASHMERE — Cashmere High School Leadership Class adviser Karin Blomquist loves to paint.
WENATCHEE — It’s an emotional thing, standing among the names of 470 Wenatchee High School seniors.
WENATCHEE — A fireworks show celebrating the accomplishments of Wenatchee and Eastmont Classes of 2020 will start at 10 p.m. Friday and will be visible from Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.
CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees may declare a “severe financial crisis” this month as the university faces unprecedented drops in state funding and other revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.
VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools director Mark Stoker resigned Monday after fallout from his tweet suggesting that fire hoses be used to quell demonstrators protesting police brutality against the black community.
CASHMERE — Cashmere High School’s 2020 Wall of Fame recipient is Herbert Allen Lowers, a member of the Class of 1944.
WENATCHEE — Parents of Wenatchee students are getting another chance to weigh in on what are now two ideas for changing school start times and bus routes in the fall.
EAST WENATCHEE — The emails from parents started Friday asking for Eastmont schools to return to normal next year — with students and teachers in classrooms and without requirements for masks and social distancing that came with COVID-19.
SEATTLE — Washington's public colleges and universities are bracing for a money crisis this fall that is likely to decimate higher education budgets.
LEAVENWORTH — The return of the salmon will go unsung this year.
WENATCHEE — An administrative council meant to oversee governance of the Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center was missing in action during the 2018-19 school year, according to results of a state audit released Thursday.
SPOKANE — The state of Washington sued the Department of Education on Tuesday, adding to a string of lawsuits alleging the Trump administration is ignoring the will of Congress in limiting relief to some college students affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
SEATTLE — Washington education officials are weighing at least seven scenarios for reopening schools next fall and say the status quo — a patchwork of distance learning models crafted by individual school districts — is “not a viable approach.”
WENATCHEE — School districts across the state are putting together “continuous learning plans,” which must be submitted to the state superintendent’s office by May 29.
SEATTLE — This summer, all Seattle Public Schools students will be able take courses online, Superintendent Denise Juneau announced Tuesday.
As I go to work in a building that normally, and especially at this time of year, reverberates with excitement, laughter, and optimism for the future, I am struck by the sacrifices made by staff and students.
MANSON — Yvonne Walker is the new Manson School District superintendent.
Graduating seniors at Wenatchee High School will have some stories to tell, starting with how they had their photos taken as members of the Class of 2020.
SEATTLE — Had it gone another way, children in Bellingham would be in school year round. June, July, August. Each month would be tacked onto the school calendar.
CHENEY — Students seeking admission to Eastern Washington University will never again have to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their applications, the school announced Monday.
ORONDO — The Orondo and Palisades school districts will have new superintendents next year.
WENATCHEE — Celebrating music and art doesn’t require a concert venue. The front porch will do just fine.
WENATCHEE — School officials are giving their graduation ceremony plans another look after the state Department of Health on Thursday issued updated guidelines.
WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley College students who want to participate in the online graduation ceremony have until noon Friday to submit their application.
WENATCHEE — The $1.2 million that Wenatchee Valley College received in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funding for distribution directly to students is spent — or will be once all 930 applications have been processed.
EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont School Board members will decide by August whether November’s general election ballot will include a tax measure to renew the district’s four-year educational program and operations levy.
WENATCHEE — More than 1,000 seniors in the Class of 2020 from Eastmont, Wenatchee and WestSide high schools will graduate virtually next month.
WENATCHEE — Prior to the 2020 school year, state immunization requirements allowed a 30-day window of time to submit proof of childhood immunizations to a school district or child care center. This window of time allowed a child to attend before immunization information was verified.
WENATCHEE — Parents and guardians of kindergarten students-to-be are encouraged to register now rather than wait until just before classes begin in August.
The world has changed quite a lot in the past few months, and Wenatchee Valley College has changed with it.
SEATTLE — As they shell out on childcare and remote learning expenses they hadn't budgeted, Washington state school districts will be getting some $270 million in federal aid to help them respond to coronavirus disruptions.
Hannah Roche, a sixth-grade student at Pioneer Middle School in Wenatchee, hands a rose to the school's Special Education teacher Eric Vendrell Lammerman at a teacher appreciation event on Monday.