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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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Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School)
Kennewick schools will be silent Thursday (Kamiakin High School) (Kennewick School District)
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Some WA State Teacher Walkouts Illegal – What About Tri-Cities?

Thursday May 21st the Tri-City area schools will be silent, as over 80 percent (on average) of teachers voted to heed the advice of the teacher's union (WEA) and stage a one-day walkout.   Much has been said about the difference between a strike and a walk-out.  Are they still legal?

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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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Tri City teachers to vote on whether to stage walk out protest
Tri City teachers to vote on whether to stage walk out protest (Townsquare media image)
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Tri-City Teachers Vote Whether to Stage One-Day Walkout

Thursday, teachers in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick are voting whether to stage a one-day walkout in protest of what they believe are key educational issues.

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Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected
Teacher strikes to hit Wednesday, 40,000 WA Students affected (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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WA Teacher Strikes to Close 8 Districts Wednesday

The latest update on proposed teacher strikes over Initiative 1351 funding appears to be spreading.  The Washington Policy Center (WPC) reported Tuesday at least 8 West side districts will be closed April 21st, affecting over 40,000 students. This despite the FACT that by state law, teacher strikes are illegal.

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Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts
Some Washington school district teachers planning one -day walkouts (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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Teachers in 8 Washington School Districts Plan to Strike

Instead of teaching, educators in 8 different West side schools plan a series of one-day strikes, or walkouts, in protest over recent legislative actions.

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By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms
By 2017 middle and high schools will have special suspension rooms (Kennewick School District)
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Kennewick School District Plans to Build “Suspension Rooms” – Instead of Expulsions

Over the next two years, Kennewick school district officials plan to spend over $200,000 to create what will be called in-school suspension rooms;  fewer kids will be sent home for behavioral or conduct infractions. (Pictured is Kamiakin High School).

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I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run
I-1351 could cost taxpayers money in the long run (Townsquare media image)
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I-1351 Passing As of Friday – Will Cost New Teachers, Maybe Taxpayers, Money

According to the latest information from the Washington Secretary of State's Office,  the controversial measure that would limit class sizes in our state is passing by about 3,200 votes.

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WEA still suing to ban charter schools in WA
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) WEA still suing to ban charter schools in WA
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Why Is WA Teachers Union Suing to Ban Charter Schools?

Despite last week being National Charter School week, the Washington Education Association (WEA), our teachers union, wants charter schools out of business.

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Legislators in House considering more money for education
(washington state legislative website)
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Some WA Legislators Backing Gov. Inslee’s Call for $200 Million for Education – Teacher Pay Bumps

As the legislature gets under way for 2014, Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants to appropriate $200 million more for K-12 education.

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