More than 100 high-school students across the state will participate in apprenticeships this coming school year, part of a push to more closely link work to education.
In Washington State, there are thousands of people working in classrooms who don't have complete teaching credentials. A survey says they could be instrumental in helping fix longstanding problems in the teacher workforce.
Washington education officials are finalizing new graduation requirements — and you have until Oct. 28 to weigh in.
In the past, this report and the national test that it's based on played an important role in developing America's education policy: As some states, continued to post rising state test scores, the comparison study provided a fact check — showing that scores increased not because students were learning more, but because the tests were getting easier.
A new bill requires districts to screen children for signs of dyslexia. It will usher in major changes in the way all kids are taught to read in Washington state.
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Heritage University will construct a new building for its Early Learning Center with more room for Lower Valley children.
A program that helps low-income and first generation students navigate the college admission process has strong ties in the Lower Yakima Valley. ETS works with the Mt. Adams, Toppenish and Wapato school districts.
During Thursday’s international Zoom meeting, Yakima's Michelle Flores was the only student from the United States in attendance. She talked about Yakima, American Thanksgiving and gave part of her presentation in Spanish to share that aspect of her culture.
Hilton was named a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School for the 2021-2022 school year. Schools are selected by their state’s educational agency based on a number of factors including student enrollment, percentage of students living below the poverty line, continuous positive academic trends, and shrinking the achievement gap.
The $4.5 million construction project, begun in August, will provide 11,480 square feet of refurbished space in the campus’s main building and should be completed in September 2022, said Christine Coté, president of the Yakima school.
Parents and grandparents also fill out the ranks of the Nurse Alaina fan club. Dozens of comments on the Facebook page for the East Valley School District express appreciation for her.
Harrah Elementary School Principal Rob McCracken’s voice echoes across the empty new gymnasium as he lists off its exciting features: a drop-down screen to bisect the space, half-and full-size basketball courts, room enough to host local tournaments.
The district received its first shipment of 3,000 pediatric doses Thursday.
Eligible students from several Yakima Valley schools will have guaranteed admission at six colleges and universities, including the Yakima, Sunnyside, West Valley, Granger, Naches Valley, Selah, Wapato and Zillah school districts.
Graciela Villanueva and Ryan Beckett won the races for Positions 1 and 2 on the Yakima school board, respectively, Tuesday night.