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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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Pasco school board prepares for strike
Pasco school board prepares for strike (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco School District Prepares for Strike – Passes Resolutions

After the weekend passed without any progress on a new contract with teachers, the Pasco School Board met Monday, and passed several resolutions preparing them for a potential strike September 1st.

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Help School Kids in Need With Our Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ School Supply Drive

Townsquare Media and Hop Jack’s has partnered together to help collect school supplies for area students in need. Please drop off your donations at either Hop Jack’s or the Townsquare Media office by August 21st.

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Pasco schools seek mediator over collective bargaining
Pasco schools seek mediator over collective bargaining (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pasco School District Calls for Mediator over Collective Bargaining Agreement

Over 8 days of collective bargaining discussions have failed to produce a contract agreement with teachers moving forward, so the district is looking for a mediator.

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The only traffic cams we have in Tri-Cities
The only traffic cams we have in Tri-Cities (WSDOT)
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School Zone Traffic Cameras Possibly Coming to Spokane

The City Council of Spokane plans to vote next Monday night if they should take the final step, and install radar-triggered traffic cameras in school zones in August.  Could they be headed out way? Currently, the only traffic cams we have are from the WSDOT on the Blue Bridge.

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Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees
Documents show Richland, Pasco gave money to advocacy group for legal fees (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Richland, Pasco Schools Contributed Thousands to McCleary Legal Fees

A recent report by the Washington Policy Center has asked the thorny question if public school district money was given to help cover legal fees from the McCleary Education lawsuit.  Turns out, it appears so, and two of our three Tri-City Districts pitched in.

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