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WSU Sees Highest Enrollment Ever, Is It Sign of Impending Doom? [POLL]

Hurray, hurray, everyone's excited about WSU seeing the highest enrollment ever in fall 2015 with 30,000 students starting classes. It is boasting its largest class of incoming freshmen ever. Only one problem: investors are taught to run for the hills when college enrollment goes up.

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Muslim Freshman Arrested at Texas H.S. for Bringing Homemade Clock to School

A ninth grader in Texas named Ahmed Mohamed was detained by police after a teacher suspected his homemade clock was a bomb.

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Category: Education, National News Tags: ,
AG Ferguson wants court to reconsider 'ban' on charter school funding
AG Ferguson wants court to reconsider 'ban' on charter school funding (Washington State Attorney General's office)
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Attorney General Wants Charter School Ruling Reconsidered

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that funding of charter schools is unconstitutional, despite voters approving the idea in 2012. Now Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked the court to reconsider its ruling.

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Pasco schoolteachers approve new contract
Pasco schoolteachers approve new contract (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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STRIKE OVER – Pasco Teachers Approve New Contract

Specifics are still coming, but the strike is over.

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Andrey Burmakin
Andrey Burmakin
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The Ugly Truth About How We Can Fund Education and Stop the Strikes

A historian announced Washington's education crisis and teacher strikes are déjà vu for him. Apparently the exact same thing happened in New Jersey in 1976. Here's how they solved the problem, but you're not going to like it.

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Category: Education
Seattle City teachers remain on strike
Seattle City teachers remain on strike (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco Not Only Striking District, Seattle Students Staying Home Too

Friday dawned in the Emerald City, with no end in sight to what some say has become a nasty, vicious teachers strike.

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Category: Education, News Tags: , ,
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Supreme Court Says No Charter Schools, Do You Care? [POLL]

On Sept. 4 the Washington Supreme Court threw out a 2012 voter initiative to allow charter schools. The lawsuit was brought by the state teachers union and argued charter schools violated the state's constitution. Justices agreed and now no new ones will be built and existing ones may get shut down. Are you OK with that? Did you vote for the initiative? Why?

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Category: Education
Judge might levy sanctions against Pasco teacher's union
Judge might levy sanctions against Pasco teacher's union (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Franklin County Judge to Consider ‘Sanctions’ Against Teachers, Union

Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom is considering what to do next after Pasco teachers refused to honor his injunction to return to work Tuesday.

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Adorable Video Shows How Great a Kindergartner’s First Day of School Is

Not every student dreads the first day of school. Sure, there are books, tests and homework on the horizon, but for some there's also a whole new world of discovery.

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Franklin County judge orders striking teachers back to work next week
Franklin County judge orders striking teachers back to work next week (Townsquare media image)
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Franklin County Judge Orders Pasco Teachers Back to Work Sept. 8

Following the ruling, social media and news outlets showed chants and speeches by angry teachers outside the courthouse.

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