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Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates decided (Getty Images)
Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates decided (Getty Images)
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Get Ready For More Education Spending and Taxes, Based upon Primary

The top two candidates who emerged from the Washington State Primary election both appear to possibly be ready to empty the state's coffers in order to appease the controversial McCleary Supreme Court decision on funding public education.

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State Treasurer wants income tax (Getty Images)
State Treasurer wants income tax (Getty Images)
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Official Wants 5% Income Tax to Fund WA Schools

This is sure to set off controversy in and out of the legislature. The State Treasurer wants an income tax on wealthier families.

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Information on how to contact your local school district (Getty Images)
Information on how to contact your local school district (Getty Images)
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Here’s How to Contact Your School Board over Transgender Bathroom Mandate

Regardless of your position on this issue, your Tri-City School boards do want your opinion on the Obama Administration's decision Friday to send out a non-legally binding 'directive', telling schools they should adopt transgender bathroom policies. While it's not legally binding, not doing so could leave districts open to lawsuits, and potentially federal funding being withheld. Here's how to voice your opinion.

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University in Chicago now offering scholarships for 'varsity' gaming team (Getty Images)
University in Chicago now offering scholarships for 'varsity' gaming team (Getty Images)
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Video Gamers Can Now Earn College Scholarships?!?

I was prompted to look into this because of an e-mail I received this week from a company offering news and tips for kids looking for college scholarships, who also spend a lot of time gaming.

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Pasco Schools seek public input (Getty Images)
Pasco Schools seek public input (Getty Images)
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Topics for Pasco Schools Public Forum Thursday? Up to Citizens!

They're calling it "community choice."

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Senator Murray wants free junior college education (Getty Images)
Senator Murray wants free junior college education (Getty Images)
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Senator Murray Pushes For ‘Free’ Community College Education

Speaking Wednesday at Columbia Basin College, Senator Patty Murray talked about her new legislation that would provide 'free' community college education.

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Naches School District mulls arming educators (Getty Images)
Naches School District mulls arming educators (Getty Images)
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Will Naches Schools Join Toppenish, Ki-Be in Allowing Armed Educators?

School officials are still compiling information and comments from parents and other interested parties following a public forum held Monday about whether the district should allow certain school officials to be armed.

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Pasco Schools respond to public disclosure issue (Getty Images)
Pasco Schools respond to public disclosure issue (Getty Images)
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Pasco Schools Respond to Citizen Claims of Campaign, Other Violations

Over the last three years, the Pasco School District and a citizen have locked horns on a number of issues, culminating with some investigating done by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). Tuesday, the district issued a statement on the matter.

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A Clean Sweep for Special Election, School Levies in Columbia Basin

From Richland to Patterson, from Finley to Kennewick, voters approved a series of levies and operational programs in Tuesday's special February election.

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House approves bill stripping science test graduation requirement (WA State legislative website)
House approves bill stripping science test graduation requirement (WA State legislative website)
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Bill Would Strip Science Test Graduation Requirement in WA

The House of Representatives has tackled one of the thorny, controversial aspects facing current Washington state high school students.

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