Education

Education

Yelm school bus crash victim: “Everybody was yelling ... ‘Stop the bus, stop the bus!’”

The families of four students in the Yelm Community Schools reported that their children were injured last Monday when a substitute bus driver struck a guard rail and then continued to drive for several miles before stopping, according to superintendent Brian Wharton.

Education

Olympia Math Group wins regional tournament

The Nov. 19 competition involved 37 students from five schools in the region — Olympia, Henry Foss, North Thurston, River Ridge and Stadium high schools. Many of the students qualified for the state-level math tournament that will be held at Evergreen in April.

Education

Demolition begins at Lacey ballpark

Crews began to demolish the grandstands at Nisqually Ballpark in Lacey on Tuesday. North Thurston Public Schools, which owns the property, is having several facilities removed from the complex, citing safety concerns.

Politics & Government

Still no price tag on McCleary education-funding fix

Washington state lawmakers received a new report Tuesday outlining what local school districts spend to bolster what the state pays to hire teachers and other school staff. But they have yet to decide how much of that money is the state’s responsibility, and therefore something the Legislature must pay for to comply with an order from the state Supreme Court.

Videos

Students and faculty members walk out at Saint Martin's University

About 100 people, including students and faculty members, participated Tuesday in a walkout and teach-in at Saint Martin’s University, protesting the private university’s objection to a recently formed faculty union.
Lisa Pemberton lpemberton@theolympian.com
Students and faculty members walk out at Saint Martin's University 3:35

Students and faculty members walk out at Saint Martin's University

Demolition begins at Lacey ballpark 1:23

Demolition begins at Lacey ballpark

$12.75 million Purce Hall opens at The Evergreen State College 1:13

$12.75 million Purce Hall opens at The Evergreen State College

Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments 2:18

Move-in day Milestone: UWT students at Court 17 Apartments