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Grant will help paraeducators become certified teachers
February 18, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. – Area school districts will select 28 of their paraeducators to earn bachelor’s degrees in elementary education in two years at Washington State University Tri-Cities through an alternative route recently funded by a state grant.

WSU Tri-Cities’ GEAR UP efforts to be recognized
September 15, 2009

RICHLAND – Educators and students will talk about how the GEAR UP program is making a difference in the lives of children throughout the region at a National GEAR UP Day reception at WSU Tri-Cities on Friday, Sept. 18.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. in the West Building Atrium, 2710 University Drive. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs program is part of the WSU Tri-Cities early outreach department. Its mission is to help middle school students receive ongoing guidance and assistance to prepare for and pursue a college education.
Director Genoveva Morales-Ledesma leads a staff … » More …

Improving Native American achievement
February 9, 2009

A listening session provides feedback about Indian

education. (Photo courtesy of Julie Titone)

Building relationships between Indian tribes and school districts is one of five key steps needed to improve Native American student success, according to WSU researchers.


Their report, “From Where the Sun Rises: Addressing the Educational Achievement Gap of Native American Students in Washington State,” was commissioned by the state Legislature. In addition to analyzing test results, it draws on the lessons of successful education programs.


It also incorporates perspectives gathered at 10 formal “listening sessions” and another dozen opportunities for … » More …

Superintendent program receives statewide award
October 27, 2008

PULLMAN — A program to prepare leaders for the task of running school districts has won statewide recognition for WSU.


The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) will bestow its 2008 Program Award on WSU’s Superintendent Certification Program at the association’s Nov. 7 conference.


“This outstanding education program has had a dramatic influence on instructional leaders across the state,” said Michelle Price, a former participant in the program and now assistant superintendent of the Moses Lake School District.


 In her letter nominating the program for the award, she praised its collaborative nature “that allows for participants to … » More …