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Whatcom Community College gets grant for early childhood educators

A nearly $200,000 federal grant will be used to help low-wage adults already working in early childhood education earn college credits and move up in their careers.
Classes begin in spring through a collaboration launched by Whatcom Community College and Skagit Valley College.

High court: State isn’t fully funding education

In a highly anticipated court ruling released Thursday morning, the Washington State Supreme Court agreed the state is failing to meet its constitutional duty to fully fund education and said it would retain jurisdiction to make sure the Legislature does so.

But the court did not require…

Sultan photographer turned a tiger into a calendar cat

Jim Stiles took aim at Rakata, a male Sumatran tiger. He reacted in a flash when the shot looked perfect.

Rakata never knew what happened.

The tiger was shot alright, with a Canon camera.

Stiles, who…

Keegan to move on after decade of Peninsula College growth

Tom Keegan, who led Peninsula College through an unprecedented decade of growth with new campus buildings and facilities in Port Angeles as well as larger classroom satellites in Port Townsend and Forks, is leaving.

Keegan announced Thursday that he accepted the presidency of Skagit…

New LWSD principals bring wealth of experience and excitement to schools

Getting ready for the first day of school and a new academic year is not just for students and their families.

Despite its name, summer vacation is a time for educators and administrators to plan and prepare for when class is back in session.

Arlington artist’s can-do spirit leads to one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces

Growing up, Karen Keith's mother used to say, "Don't try, just do it."

It's the kind of life lesson that forged Keith's way as a single parent of three studying to be a math teacher.

And that motto gave her the gumption to master several ways of…

The road to unaffordability

If you set out to write a formula for societal failure, you'd be hard-pressed to do better than this:

Let state support for public colleges and universities erode over more than a decade and then, when the economy tanks, cut university funding by another 50…

Echo Lake Elementary Names New Principal

Michelle Kennedy Carroll has been selected as the new principal of Echo Lake Elementary School, Superintendent Sue Walker announced. The appointment is effective July 1 and is subject to approval by the Shoreline School Board.

Larry Farr seeks Bellingham council seat

Larry Farr has announced his candidacy for the Ward 3 City Council seat that Barry Buchanan is expected to vacate as he launches his mayoral campaign.
As things stand now, Farr would face off against Cathy Lehman, director of the Whatcom County chapter of Futurewise. Lehman announced her…

Senior project turns into a job for future teacher

It didn’t seem to take long for Emily Sullivan, 17, to stand out. 

The senior at Meadowdale High School spent only three months volunteering with the city of Mountlake Terrace’s Kids Krew program as part of her senior project when her supervisor decided Sullivan…

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