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Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School)
Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School) (Kennewick School District)
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Some WA State Teacher Walkouts Illegal – What About Tri-Cities?

Thursday May 21st the Tri-City area schools will be silent, as over 80 percent (on average) of teachers voted to heed the advice of the teacher's union (WEA) and stage a one-day walkout.   Much has been said about the difference between a strike and a walk-out.  Are they still legal?

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Kennewick school district to 'reluctantly' walk out Thursday May 21st?
Kennewick school district to 'reluctantly' walk out Thursday May 21st? (Kennewicik School District)
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Kennewick Schools Announce Walkout Make Up Day

Unlike some of the school districts around our region, the Kennewick School District statement on the May 21st. walkout almost sounds like an apology.

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Pasco schools announce walkout makeup day
Pasco schools announce walkout makeup day (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Schools Announce Make-Up Day for 5-21 Teacher Walkout

Tuesday, the Pasco School District released details about the make-up day for students, due to the teacher walkout coming Thursday.

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Straight-A Student Gets Surprise Proposal During Graduation

This college grad is swapping the cap and gown for a wedding gown.

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Tri City teachers to vote on whether to stage walk out protest
Tri City teachers to vote on whether to stage walk out protest (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-City Teachers Vote Whether to Stage One-Day Walkout

Thursday, teachers in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick are voting whether to stage a one-day walkout in protest of what they believe are key educational issues.

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Prosser students opt-out of Common Core assessment test
Prosser students opt-out of Common Core assessment test (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Prosser Students Refuse to Take State-Mandated Common Core Test

Prosser juniors are joining West Side students in refusing to take a standardized state test.

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Legislature to release school funding update
Legislature to release school funding update (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Update Coming on Legislative Efforts to Fund Washington Schools

In 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled the way the state legislature funded education was "unconstitutional."  This became known as the McCleary Decision. Again this year, the legislature must provide a "progress report" to the Court - it's expected next week.

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Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected
Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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WA Teacher Strikes to Close 8 Districts Wednesday

The latest update on proposed teacher strikes over Initiative 1351 funding appears to be spreading.  The Washington Policy Center (WPC) reported Tuesday at least 8 West side districts will be closed April 21st, affecting over 40,000 students. This despite the FACT that by state law, teacher strikes are illegal.

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Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts
Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Teachers in 8 Washington School Districts Plan to Strike

Instead of teaching, educators in 8 different West side schools plan a series of one-day strikes, or walkouts, in protest over recent legislative actions.

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Technology, social media being used for bomb threats to schools
Technology, social media being used for bomb threats to schools (Getty images)
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Technology Being Used for Bomb, Other Threats to Schools

The use of technology to post threats to schools and other facilities has been highlighted by some incidents in the Seattle area recently, even in Tri-Cities as well.

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