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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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Kiona-Benton School board considering arming certain administrators
Kiona-Benton School board considering arming certain administrators (Ki-Be School District)
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Vote Delayed on Kiona-Benton School Administrator Gun Policy

An expected vote on a new gun policy in the Kiona-Benton School District has been delayed due to the absence of one of the board members was unable to make the meeting Monday night, but so far public opinion is in favor of allowing certain administrative officials to carry firearms on school grounds.

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Learn Something New With BBC’s Video Series — Entertaining & Educational!

The BBC recently released a lot of short videos discussing various scientific subjects in a series called “A History of Ideas.” They discuss controversial topics, such as the creation of the universe or why we find things beautiful.

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Category: Education, Science, Videos
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Here’s the Proper Way to Fold a Fitted Sheet (You’re Welcome)

Properly folding a fitted sheet: like trying to figure out why the Kardashians are famous, it's one of life's biggest mysteries. Well, fret no more, because here's the secret.

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New Video Shows Bullying on Yakima School Bus — Lawsuit Filed

Tomaki Law Firm disseminated a video today showing a girl beating on another girl in a Yakima School District bus. The incident occurred in November 2011 and Tomaki released the video ahead of his civil suit against the school district because the bus driver failed to stop the attack.

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Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th.
Washington Policy Solutions Summit coming to Tri-Cities January 6th. (City of Kennewick - Three Rivers Convention Center).
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BIG Policy Conference Coming to Tri-Cities January 6th – They Want YOUR Opinion

If you read our website, Facebook page, and listen to Newstalk 870,  you're probably familiar with The Washington Policy Center.   Now, they're coming to the Tri-Cities, bringing in some pretty powerful leaders, and they want your opinions.

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Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled Sign [VIDEO, POLL]

If you ever wondered if good spelling actually matters, here's your answer.

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How to avoid computer, email, credit card scams during Holidays
How to avoid computer, email, credit card scams during Holidays (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Avoid These Scams During Holiday Season

Some of these might seem silly, but a surprising number of people are hurt by them.

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Benton County Sheriff investigating Finley Middle School incident
Benton County Sheriff investigating Finley Middle School incident (Benton County Sheriff's Department)
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Finley Teacher Investigated for Allegedly Throwing Object at Disruptive Student

The Benton County Sheriff's Office and Finley School District Officials continue to investigate an allegation that a teacher threw a hand-held bell at a student in class.

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Public meetings to help decide Pasco school boundaries
Public meetings to help decide Pasco school boundaries (Townsquare media image)
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Pasco School Officials Seeking Input for New Elementary School Boundaries

Following the Thanksgiving holiday,  the Pasco School Board will hold public hearings to gather input on boundaries for it's newest school.

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