Seattle School Board hints it needs time to weigh halting tests

Seattle School Board members voted against considering a last-minute proposal to suspend new Common Core-related tests Wednesday evening, citing concerns about how quickly the resolution arose.

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State House votes to retake tuition-setting power

OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives has voted to revoke tuition-setting power it previously gave to the state's universities. Wednesday's unanimous vote sends to the Senate a bill that would reverse a 2011 law that gave institutions the power to set their own tuition rates. At the time, then-Gov. Chris Gregoire said allowing the universities...

Labor board orders vote count in Seattle U. union election

The local office of a national labor board has ordered that votes be counted in a stalled election to decide whether adjunct faculty at Seattle University should form a union. The school has until March 17 to appeal the decision.

Entire class at Vancouver school misses bus; teacher forgot

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An entire class of first-graders at a Vancouver elementary school missed their bus because their teacher lost track of time. One mother, Melanie Smart, tells KATU her heart stopped Monday when her son didn't get off the bus, then she was notified to pick him up at Salmon Creek Elementary School. She...

Highline won’t stagger school schedules just yet

After two failed bond measures to replace old, crowded schools, Highline Public Schools says another vote is inevitable — though not anytime soon. The district also says it won’t immediately send students to school in shifts to handle booming enrollment.

Seattle Prep wins King County high-school mock-trial competition

Continuing their school’s winning streak after taking home the national top honor last year, a Seattle Prep mock-trial team won the King County YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition Monday night. The Seattle Prep team won “by an incredibly close margin,” over second-place Franklin High School and 16 other teams, King County Superior Court Judge...

Marysville-Pilchuck H.S. won't reopen cafeteria where students were shot

MARYSVILLE — A high school in Washington state won't reopen the cafeteria where a student fatally shot four friends and wounded another before killing himself last October. The Daily Herald reports that the school board of Marysville-Pilchuck High School is following wishes expressed at a December forum and in a recent survey. Since 15-year-old Jaylen...