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Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - WA: Education

More than half of Washington state child care centers had unfilled positions in 2018, according to research. (darby/Twenty20)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state lawmakers are laying out plans to make child care more affordable and accessible. The Child Care Access Now Act sets out a few goals for the state, aiming to establish universal access to child care for all families by 2025 and cap expenses at 7 percent of a

House Bill 1300 would establish the Reinvest in Our Colleges program to support community and technical colleges. (AFT WA)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Community and technical colleges are calling for investment from Washington state lawmakers this legislative session. Staff at community and technical colleges have launched the Reinvest in Our Colleges campaign and are asking for $500 million in permanent funding over the nex

The Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic provides a safe place for 1,400 young people in eastern Washington to go after school. (Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic)

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Advocates for youth development and learning programs outside the classroom will be in Olympia on Tuesday. One priority is to boost the role that after-school and summer programs play in preventing children from getting involved in crime and drug use. Beth Monfils coordina

Washington STEM and its partners want to triple the number of under-represented students in STEM fields by 2030. (Washington STEM)

SEATTLE – How will Washington state diversify its workforce as technology radically changes the jobs landscape? One answer is investment in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education for underserved students. By 2030, two-thirds of family-sustaining job openings in the E

Mustafa Getahun has been a truck driver for UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry for more than 20 years. (Washington Federation of State Employees)

SEATTLE – University of Washington laundry service workers who will be laid off next year are holding a town hall meeting on campus Thursday. UW Medicine Consolidated Laundry employees are frustrated with the school's decision to close their facility in March, which will leave 100 without wo

Nearly nine in 10 early-education facilities in Washington state said low wages make it difficult to hire qualified staff. (Seattle City Council/Flickr)

SEATTLE - Low pay for early-childhood educators and caregivers is creating a dire situation for many Washington state care centers and families, according to a new report. The Economic Opportunity Institute surveyed more than 500 center directors and found poor compensation leads to high turnover r

Instructors in UW's international programs are looking for pay parity with their colleagues at the university. (UW AFT English Language Faculty)

SEATTLE — Instructors at the University of Washington are holding a picket today over negotiations with the school that have carried on for more than a year-and-a-half. American Federation of Teachers union members in the International and English Language Programs at UW have been in talks w

More than 11 million children nationwide are alone or unsupervised after class ends, according to the Afterschool Alliance. (School's Out Washington)

SEATTLE – Communities across the country on Thursday mark Lights on Afterschool Day – a celebration of the expanded learning opportunities available to school children once the final bell rings. In Washington state, more than 200,000 children are unsupervised after class and more than

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