Principal of Seattle’s Hazel Wolf K-8 honored with $50,000 award

Debbie Nelsen, principal at Seattle’s Hazel Wolf K-8 School, has been awarded this year’s Thomas B. Foster Award For Excellence, earning her school $50,000 in cash. The Alliance for Education, which administers the award, said Nelsen is a collaborative, consistent leader who helped Hazel Wolf launch its school-wide environmental science program. The award is named...

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University of Oklahoma: Racist chant was learned at national frat event

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday. President David Boren said the school interviewed more than 160 people during...

School board: Disabled student can use faculty restroom

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom. The Steel Valley school board voted on the matter without discussion, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The teachers union filed a grievance last...

Women pictured naked on frat’s secret Facebook page talk to cops

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Some women pictured naked or partially naked in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity's secret Facebook page have come forward, and some frat members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation, police said. State College police Lt. Keith Robb said some of the women were able to identify...

Study finds WSU has $3.4B economic impact in state

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — A new study says Washington State University generated more than $3.4 billion in economic impact within the state last year. The study by WSU's Office of Economic Development was released Wednesday as the school launched a yearlong celebration of its 125th birthday. The study says WSU delivered $18.87 in economic impact...

Olympia Watch: What’s still standing? A look at this session’s education bills

With a month left in this legislative session, Education Lab is tracking which education bills are still under discussion, which is a relatively small group compared with the scores of measures that lawmakers originally proposed this year. The biggest education issue, of course, is how the Legislature plans to respond to the state Supreme Court order saying they are...