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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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Effort Tries To Get Illegal Immigrants College Aid

With the federal government giving young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a chance to stay in the country, advocates in Washington state are relaunching efforts to open state financial aid to college students who don’t have documents.

09/03/2012

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Some Top Charter School Organizations Eye Wash.

Some of the most successful charter school organizations in the nation say they would like to open schools in Washington state if voters approve the charter initiative on the November ballot.

09/02/2012

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WA Students Show Math and Science Improvement

Statewide test results released Wednesday show more Washington state students are passing their science and math exams, but reading scores are down at some grade levels.

08/29/2012

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Best Theatre for Kids in Puget Sound

Ready to put some culture into your kids’ lives? Here’s a fun way for kids and their families to appreciate great local theater, and learn something about themselves and the world we live in!

08/09/2012

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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

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President Obama Wants WA to Get More College Degrees

A new government report shows Washington is one of 15 states that saw the number of college degrees held by 25- to 34-year-olds decrease during the recession.

07/12/2012

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Gregoire Blasts New WWU Faculty Contract

SEATTLE (AP/CBS Seattle) — Gov. Chris Gregoire is upset over Western Washington University’s new faculty contract, claiming members are getting an excessive raise. Presidents of Washington State University and the University of Washington reportedly called […]

CBS Seattle–07/03/2012

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Differential Tuition Threatens State’s GET Program

SEATTLE (AP/CBS Seattle) — Washington’s prepaid tuition program will feel the ripple effects of recently passed legislation, according to a new report from the state actuary. The analysis shows Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) could lose […]

CBS Seattle–07/02/2012

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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]

06/12/2012

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