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Common Core working it's way through Washington state
(Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images) Common Core working it's way through Washington state
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Could YOU Pass a Common Core Educational Test? It’s Arriving in Tri-Cities

We've heard so much about Common Core, the federally-controlled educational program that's resulted in many states dropping their own educational standards.

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No Child Left Behind waiver costs Tri City Schools over $1.5 million
No Child Left Behind waiver costs Tri City Schools over $1.5 million (Townsquare media image)
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What Does “No Child Left Behind” Decision Mean for Tri-Cities? Washington?

You might be confused by all this No Child Left Behind educational policy.   Here's what it means, and how it will affect us.

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Kennewick looking for larger parcel for schools
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Kennewick School District Seeks Land Swap for Future Middle, Elementary School

The deal would provide a larger parcel of land for the district to add schools.

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Kennewick police department
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Kennewick Citizen’s Police Academy Still Open for Applicants

You still have until March 17th to get involved.  And no, Steve Gutenberg and Bubba Smith will NOT be there.

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Is Washington state's spending blitz helping education?
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Does Increased Spending Make for Better Education? New Studies Say No

You've probably heard about Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to tax bottled water and close loopholes to raise $200 million for education. Is throwing money at a situation going to make it better?

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Seattle mayor urges school closings for victory parade
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Seattle Mayor Urging Schools to Excuse Students for Seahawks Victory Parade

One enterprising young student emailed his school officials urging they take in the parade as a "field trip" for educational purposes - state history.

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Pasco School District to hold new boundary meeting
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Pasco School District to Hold Important Boundary Meeting About New Elementary School

If you live in West Pasco, the opening of the Rosalind Franklin STEM elementary school at Road 52 and Powerline will change all the elementary boundaries in that area.

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Are minimum wage workers living in poverty?
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Are Minimum Wage Workers in WA, Nationally Really “Living in Poverty?”

If you follow news with any regularity, you've heard the constant barrage of rhetoric from politicians about how Americans who make minimum wage are virtually living in poverty.  But the facts show that's just not accurate!

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Wa House votes to expand tuition to illegals
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State House Approves Financial Aid for Illegals – Bill Heads to Senate

In a VERY quick debate and vote on Monday during the first day of the 2014 legislative session, the State House voted to expand financial aid to students who are here illegally.

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West Pasco elementary school boundaries to change
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Pasco Schools to Hold Meetings About Proposed Boundary Changes – 5 Public Hearings Scheduled

Like we recently saw in Kennewick  with the opening of Cottonwood Elementary,  Pasco will be modifying school boundaries with the opening of Rosalind Franklin Elementary at 52nd. and Powerline Road,  West Pasco will be changing.

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