Education

By Maegan Murray RICHLAND, Wash. –  A Washington State University Tri-Cities education professor has partnered with her father, a software engineer, to develop a fun and hands-on educational tool that will allow students to virtually explore geographic areas, expand their spatial awareness skills and improve overall...

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education PULLMAN, Wash. – Thanks to a state grant, Washington State University is providing greater access for paraprofessionals to become state-certified teachers. The grant comes from the state’s Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), which is responsible for oversight of the state’s...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities Firestone RICHLAND, Wash. – WSU Tri-Cities is developing a teacher endorsement program in computer science that has attracted a $49,000 grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and a matching contribution from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Currently, there is no teaching...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Yichien Cooper, adjunct professor of teaching and learning at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is showing the world that arts education is more than the creation of physical and digital media through her work in growing international partnerships across the globe. Yichien Cooper and teachers from STEAM workshop in Hong Kong Cooper traveled...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – A career fair will be hosted by Washington State University Tri-Cities, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Consolidated Information Center and Student Union Building. The career fair is free and open to WSU Tri-Cities students, alumni and...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Citiies RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities has joined forces with a local youth-operated program to grow its home-based extracurricular learning opportunities in a community in east Pasco. The organization, Ambassadors of Lakeview Achieving Success (ALAS), originated several years ago when Lakeview...

RICHLAND, Wash. – David Isley, a recent Washington State University Tri-Cities alumnus (education, ‘17), received a rare opportunity in his beginnings as a teacher this year — the opportunity to student teach with his own first-grade teacher. Janelle Rehberg (right) and David Isley At WSU Tri-Cities, students...

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – Kylie Chiesa, this year’s Washington State University Tri-Cities valedictorian, has always felt she had a special connection to children with developmental and physical disabilities. She began working as a life-skills helper in high school and with her school’s Buddy...