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Teacher walkout (KNDU-TV)
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Teacher Walkouts Bring Marches Around Tri-Cities

At street corners and along various roads in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick, red-shirted teachers and educators waved signs and marched to protest against what they say is a lack of funding in education by the state legislature. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV)

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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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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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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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Activist Says “Non-Violent Vocabulary Training” Will Stop Potential School Shooters [VIDEO]

If we didn't have video evidence to show you, this idea might seem made-up, but it's not.  An activist who works with the anti-gun Brady Campaign says words can stop school shooters.

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I-1351 will cost over $4 billion dollars, says State Office of Financial Management
I-1351 will cost over $4 billion dollars, says State Office of Financial Management (Townsquare media image)
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The Cost of I-1351 Will Shock You – Yet, It’s Passing

Although many votes remain to be counted, the "yes" margin for controversial Initiative 1351 is growing.

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6 Prosser Schools Put on Lockdown Because of Man With Knife [UPDATE]

At the request of Prosser Police, Prosser School District placed the following schools on lockdown: Heights Elementary, Housel Middle School, Keene-Riverview Elementary, Prosser High School, Whitstran Elementary and Prosser Falls High School.

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Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards
Mid-Columbia Schools fall short of No Child Left Behind standards (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Tri-City, Walla Walla Schools Fall Short of Federal Academic Requirements

Thousands of students will be receiving letters in the mail saying Washington state has failed to meet the academic standards of the No Child Left Behind program.

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State Supreme Court urged to force Legislative special session on education
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WA State Supreme Court Urged to Force Legislative Special Session on Funding

It's another first for any state in the union, but NOT the kind of distinction anyone wants.

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Vancouver schools planning on Homeland Security class
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Homeland Security Classes to be Offered in Vancouver, WA Schools

The district is currently looking for an instructor for a class (or classes) that would prepare students for future careers with the government.

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