Education

Commission to let state’s first charter school stay open

On a vote of 4-3, Washington’s first charter school is going to survive to teach another year, despite serious concerns by the statewide Charter School Commission about the school’s financial viability.

06/18/2015

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Fate Of Washington’s First charter School To Be Decided

The fate of Washington’s first charter school may be decided at a meeting of the statewide charter commission on Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Senate Offers Another Way To Fix Washington School Budget

A new bipartisan bill from the Washington Senate makes another attempt at eliminating the state’s dependence on local tax levies to pay for public schools, but it doesn’t offer a concrete way to pay for it.

06/11/2015

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Senate Republicans: Teacher Pay Reform Needed To Fix Budget

Republicans in the state Senate said Wednesday they want most teacher salary negotiations to be statewide, with fewer local dollars going to pay educators.

CBS Seattle–04/15/2015

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Agreement On New US Education Law Would Aid Washington State

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray says she has reached an agreement with her Republican counterpart on the Senate education committee to fix the federal No Child Left Behind education law.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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Engineered for Success: Four Women Tell Their Stories of Achievement

Four girls grew up to become accomplished engineers and scientists, one chased amoebas in a creek. Another loved puzzling out math problems. One fed her curiosity through a sash full of Girl Scout badges, while another became enamored with science during a trip to a crocodile farm.

10/20/2014

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‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And Affordability

The State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.

10/20/2014

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