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School bus drivers attended the Olympia School Board meeting Feb. 25 asking the school district to increase their salary. Bus driver Lisa Hall explained that they work from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m, but … more
The Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee heard public testimony on House Bill 1974, which would move state board of education and educational service district elections to the … more
An Olympia grade school’s exhibit for the Black Lives Matter movement was vandalized last Tues., Feb 15, while the city celebrates Black History Month. “This morning, all of the cups … more
With nearly all votes counted, the school levies for Olympia, Tumwater, Tenino and Griffin school districts appear to have all passed. According to unofficial results from the Thurston County … more
Olympia city council is currently in limbo whether the land along Yelp Highway would be built entirely as a public park or include a school on the grounds. During their study session last Tues., … more
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has formed an esports varsity team, the first of its kind in Thurston County. In an SPSCC press release, the Clipper eSports team will be coached by competitive … more
The Thurston County Auditor’s Office reminds voters the deadline to return ballots for the Special Election is Tuesday, February 8. Districts included in the special election are Griffin, … more
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) ran its third and last community forum on its plan to explore a balanced calendar for the upcoming school year. Held on Feb. 2, 2022, at the Salish Middle … more
The Olympia City Council is encouraging citizens to participate -- and vote yes -- in the upcoming levy raising funds for the local schools. In their meeting yesterday Tues., Olympia city … more
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) will hold its first community forum this Wed., Jan. 19, to get insights on their plan to explore a “balanced calendar” for the upcoming school … more
Timberline High School hosted North Thurston Public Schools’ (NTPS) first regular board meeting for 2022 on Jan. 11, 2022. Timberline Principal Paul Dean and some student representatives … more
The Tumwater School Board addressed district staff who have in recent weeks expressed “continued dissatisfaction” with Superintendent Sean Dotson’s leadership in their meeting last … more
Robotics, not long ago reserved for the realm of science fiction and multi-million dollar factories, has become hobby and sport for local high school students who design and build their own … more
As schools finally re-open, teachers are starting to realize the impacts that COVID-19 had on students. Discussing school-improvement opportunities at last night's  Tumwater School District … more
As the pandemic drags on, some parents across the U.S. and locally have elected to keep their students at home or send them to private schools. The drop in enrollment brings a proportional drop in … more
For the fourth consecutive time, the Aspen Institute named South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community … more
Tumwater’s city government and school district have teamed up to deliver the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, a series of brief videos, readings, audio recordings and discussion guides designed … more
School districts around the state, including Olympia, Yelm, Tumwater and North Thurston, are looking at a new educational concept called “Balanced Calendar.”    It’s … more
As a part of the Tumwater Community 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, city leaders including Mayor Pete Kmet stressed the need to discuss racial equity in an online meeting with the Tumwater School … more
Several parents spoke out to the North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) board yesterday, complaining about the lack of accommodations from its transportation department for safer alternative bus … more
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