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WSU leading online implementation of K-12 truancy prevention program

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

WARNS logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University is leading the online implementation of a program aimed at reducing school truancy that could positively impact schools across the state, and possibly the nation. » More …

March 5-7: WSU to host future Native American teachers

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – A 2008 report shows that K-12 Native American students perform better when they have native teachers, yet Native Americans are only one percent of Washington’s teachers. To provide more, Washington State University will host the Future Native Teachers Initiative (FNTI) March 5-7. » More …

Funds support teaching with tech in local schools

By Kyla Emme, College of Education

joy-egbertPULLMAN, Wash. – Using new technology is one of the ways teachers are engaging students in order to improve their achievement in the classroom. The Harvest Foundation has awarded Washington State University $10,000 to provide teachers with things like Ozobot robots and virtual reality headsets for this purpose. » More …

Area students among computing award winners

PULLMAN, Wash. – Eight high school girls from eastern Washington will be honored for their interest and success in computing and technology at a ceremony and banquet March 22 at Washington State University. » More …

Online summer course helps K-12 meet new requirements

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

American-IndianPULLMAN, Wash. – To help Washington K-12 schools comply with new requirements for teaching American Indian history and culture, Washington State University is offering an online summer course closely aligned with the state-created curriculum. » More …

Research helps address state requirement for tribal education

honoringtriballegaciesSPOKANE, Wash. – Shortly after Washington’s governor signed a law in May requiring Native American history, culture and government to be taught in state schools, a curriculum designed in part by a Washington State University educator debuted to help K-12 teachers meet the need. » More …

Grad student captivates kids with healthy food choice

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By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – With more children suffering from diet-related health problems – and many depending on free or reduced-price school-lunch programs – lessons that make nutritious foods served at school interesting and attractive are in demand. » More …