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Stories and features about education in the Pacific Northwest. Including stories from Washington state and the United States.

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Stories and features about education in the Pacific Northwest. Including stories from Washington state and the United States.

    Tacoma Public Schools injects some humor into its social media about snowy weather

    Tacoma Public Schools injects some humor into its social media about snowy weather

    Dealing with school cancellations and delays can be stressful for parents, but the Tacoma school district is using social media to give people something to smile about amid unpredictable weather.

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    'It's good for them to hear our stories': Program lets incarcerated young men give input on bills

    'It's good for them to hear our stories': Program lets incarcerated young men give input on bills

    The Washington Senate Ways and Means Committee had a packed agenda on a Friday morning last April. They heard from lobbyists representing realtors, health insurers, commercial real estate developers and school board directors about a range of bills. They also heard from young men who don’t normally get to walk the halls of the state Capitol. They were there to give testimony on a bill that meant a lot to them.

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    Deadline approaches for Seattle students to meet vaccine requirements, stay in school

    Deadline approaches for Seattle students to meet vaccine requirements, stay in school

    This Wednesday is the deadline for students in the state's largest school district to submit immunization records. If they fail to turn that in, they will not be allowed to attend school. As of Friday, district officials said about 1,400 students still lacked immunization paperwork.

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    Organization that provides mentors to children in poverty or foster care will open in Tacoma

    Organization that provides mentors to children in poverty or foster care will open in Tacoma

    A national program that aims to improve outcomes for children living in poverty or in foster care has opened a branch in Tacoma. The organization is called Friends of the Children. It assigns paid mentors to young children between the ages of 4 and 6, and maintains that connection for about 12 years.

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    You'll have to be 21 to buy cigarettes or vape products in Washington starting Jan. 1, 2020

    You'll have to be 21 to buy cigarettes or vape products in Washington starting Jan. 1, 2020

    In about one more week, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy cigarettes or vaping products in Washington. A new Washington law that makes it illegal to sell tobacco or vapor products to anyone under age 21 goes into effect on Jan. 1. 2020. That will be the case across the country later next year because of a measure just approved by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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    Washington auditor finds some schools are failing to follow state vaccination laws

    Washington auditor finds some schools are failing to follow state vaccination laws

    The measles outbreak in Southwest Washington earlier this year showed the importance of making sure children are vaccinated. But the state auditor's office says some schools are failing to report immunization data .

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