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Passage of Referendum 90 brings minimal changes to Walla Walla Public Schools

November 19, 2020

The passage of Referendum 90 in Washington state will enact Senate Bill 5395 into law, mandating comprehensive sexual health education for K-12 students in public schools across the state. School districts...

Re-thinking Children and Childhood

September 28, 2017

Children can teach us a lot, yet we always assume the role of teacher. Too often we get caught up in the small inconsequentials of life, that can profoundly deplete our energy. But children, more often...

Walla Walla Votes on Replacement Levy for School District

Photo by Tywen Kelly
February 4, 2016
Walla Walla voters to decide on replacement levy for Walla Walla School District.

Volunteers to teach civil rights history to Walla Walla students

Cherokee Washington '17 at the Whitman Teaches Movement table. Photo by Natalie Mutter.
January 28, 2016
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is continuing its partnership to teach civil rights in local schools.

Wa-Hi Bond Fails, “No Plan B” in Sight

February 21, 2013

After months of tenuous debate, the bond to renovate Walla Walla High School failed last Tuesday, Feb. 12. Requiring 60 percent of the votes to pass, the measure garnered only 53 percent in a close count...

College Place proposes bond to build new high school

April 12, 2012

On April 17, College Place voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject a $38 million bond proposal to update the College Place School District, renovating the district's elementary and middle...

High graduation rate wins Wa-Hi state recognition

February 22, 2012

Walla Walla High School was one of 48 schools in the state to receive a 2011 Achievement Award for having a high extended graduation rate. Achievement Awards are given by the Washington State Superintendent...

Whitman community supports Walla Walla education levy

February 2, 2012

With an election coming up, Walla Walla has been blanketed by campaign signs urging residents to "Vote YES for Kids." On Feb. 14, 2012, voters will decide whether to replace the current school levy,...

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