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New legislative bill could greatly affect lower-performing students
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New Laws Could Require Washington Kids to Repeat Grades or Attend Summer School

The Washington State Senate by overwhelming measures approved two new education bills.

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Proposed rendition of renovated Wa-Hi
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Walla Walla School District Delays Bond Request to Renovate Walla Walla High

After residents voted down a bond measure to improve Walla Walla schools, the delayed a similar bond to renovate the high school and has not said when another will be put before voters.

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Kennewick School District having to play the waiting game
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More Kennewick Schools Could Go to All-Day Kindergarten

The Kennewick School District is hoping to expand it's all-day Kindergarten program to a number of elementary schools. It must wait to see what the state legislature does this spring.

District Spokesperson Lorraine Cooper told Newstalk 870:
"We are waiting on the state legislature to pass a budget and until they do we can’t say for certain how much additional funding there will be for all-day Kindergarten

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Dream Act passes committee in WA House
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Dream Act Could Come to Washington Giving Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

It's already cleared one hurdle in the Washington legislature.

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Boardman, OR school teacher will be investigated for alleged diaper punishment
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Did an Oregon Kindergarten Teacher Make Students Wear Diapers as Punishment?

Morrow County officials say there's not enough evidence to charge a Boardman elementary school teacher.

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Disturbing Study Reveals Most Companies Ignore Job Applicants

If you think finding a job is frustrating, prepare to get even more frustrated.

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Federal sequester could affect school funding
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Federal Sequestration Could Have Impact on Some Mid-Columbia Schools

With the threat of sequestration -- lawfully-mandated federal budget cuts -- some Mid-Columbia school districts are following the debate closely.

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Pasco School Board Seeking New Board Member – Residents Encouraged to Apply

The Pasco School Board is seeking a new member to replace a vacated position.

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CBC Program Hopes to Create Next Generation of Nuclear Technicians

As baby boomers retire, the need for nuclear technology workers will be great and Columbia Basin College hopes to fill the demand for qualified nuclear technicians.

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Columbia Basin College SpaceHawks Flying to NASA’s Great Moonbuggy Race!

Columbia Basin College is home to the first high school team in Washington to be awarded the prestige of being part of the 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race. The "SpaceHawks" were admitted after building a prototype with PVC pipes and bicycle parts and submitting it as an entry.

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