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Now, officials say high school suspect unknown (Getty Images)
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UPDATE-Highland High ‘Clown Threat’ Suspects Unknown, Say Officials

Earlier this week, we reported two Yakima School District students were arrested in connection with the 'creepy clown' threat that resulted in Highland High School being closed as a precaution earlier this week. Now, Yakima School officials say they don't know who that perpetrator is.

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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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McLaughlin para-educator accused of multiple relationships with teens (Google Earth)
McLaughlin para-educator accused of multiple relationships with teens (Google Earth)
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Pasco Educator Accused of Sexting With Multiple Teens

A staff member at McLoughlin Middle School admits she's sent naked images to a 15-year-old teen student multiple times, and is accused of having done so with two other students.

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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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White House Directs All Schools to Adopt Transgender Bathrooms

Friday, the Obama Administration issued a non-legally binding order that all public schools in the U.S. should adopt the same transgender bathroom rules recently enacted at Target Stores, and put into law by the Washington State Human Rights Commission in December.

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Walla Walla school district loses out on much needed upgrade (Getty Images)
Walla Walla school district loses out on much needed upgrade (Getty Images)
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State Rejects $4 Million Dollar Walla Walla School Science Grant

Despite the fact that the district's science program doesn't meet the upcoming 2020 Washington State High School graduation criteria, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction rejected a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant application that would have provided a huge boost to the lagging program.

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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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Kennewick school district (Kennewick School District)
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Public Meetings Coming for Proposed Kennewick School Boundaries

With 2 new middle schools and an elementary school coming, or under construction, the Kennewick School District is again looking at some school boundary changes, and they want your input!

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