State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


 

Public Opinion Shifts in Favor of School Choice

In a new survey, a majority of respondents support the expansion of families’ education options. But specific programs such as vouchers remain polarizing. The results of a new poll suggest that a majority of Americans now support the expansion of school choice for all...

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Other news from around the country


 

  • New phone-friendly version of FAFSA financial aid form is coming out
    The latest version of the form, formally called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, will be available Oct. 1 on a new phone app and on a revamped website that works well on mobile devices. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2018-09-22By ANN CARRNS
    12 hours ago
  • With $1.8 million monthly power bill, UW is asked to make Seattle buildings greener
    As the University of Washington plans major new buildings on the west side of campus, environmentalists are calling on it to step up its green building practices. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2018-09-22By Katherine Long
    14 hours ago
  • Robert Terry, first black man to teach in Seattle public schools, dies at 91
    Robert Terry, the first African-American man to teach public school in Seattle, died from kidney disease in his Seattle home on Sept. 1 at the age of 91. Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Sept. 29, 1926, he spent his early life in a boxcar at a segregated logging camp ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2018-09-22By Hannah Rodriguez
    15 hours ago
  • Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
    Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sammamish, Wash., September 21, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Rachael Goodwin for being named a National Merit Semifinalist in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. Rachael is among approximately 16,000 high school students nationally who made the National Merit Semifinal list. ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-21
    1 day ago
  • Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
    Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sammamish, Wash., September 21, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Rachael Goodwin for being named a National Merit Semifinalist in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. Rachael is among approximately 16,000 high school students nationally who made the National Merit Semifinal list. ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-21
    1 day ago
  • Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
    Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sammamish, Wash., September 21, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Rachael Goodwin for being named a National Merit Semifinalist in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. Rachael is among approximately 16,000 high school students nationally who made the National Merit Semifinal list. ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-21
    1 day ago
  • Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
    Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sammamish, Wash., September 21, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Rachael Goodwin for being named a National Merit Semifinalist in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. Rachael is among approximately 16,000 high school students nationally who made the National Merit Semifinal list. ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-21
    1 day ago
  • Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
    Eastside Catholic Announces National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Sammamish, Wash., September 21, 2018 – Congratulations to Sammamish resident Rachael Goodwin for being named a National Merit Semifinalist in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement. Rachael is among approximately 16,000 high school students nationally who made the National Merit Semifinal list. ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-21
    1 day ago
  • Durkan makes pitch for free community college plan ahead of vote on $637.8 million levy
    Seattle voters will decide this November whether to approve a $600-million-plus education levy that will make community college free for students graduating from the city's public high schools. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2018-09-21By Katherine Long
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago
  • Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event
          Eastside Catholic Girls Volleyball Hosts Seventh Annual “No One Fights Alone” Event   The Eastside Catholic girls’ volleyball junior varsity and varsity teams will host Bainbridge Island High School teams in a cancer awareness “No One Fights Alone” (NOFA) match.   The NOFA event was originally organized ... read more
    Source: NWAIS NewsPublished on 2018-09-20
    2 days ago