high school http://www.kplu.org en State's students will need more English and social studies, less electives, to graduate http://www.kplu.org/post/states-students-will-need-more-english-and-social-studies-less-electives-graduate <p>It&rsquo;s been more than a quarter century since high school graduation requirements changed in our state. Now, the board of education has voted to increase credits in certain subjects.&nbsp;</p><p>Some school administrators say the move is a step backward for other learning opportunities. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:35:14 +0000 Charla Bear 3178 at http://www.kplu.org Running Start students could face financial hurdle next year http://www.kplu.org/post/running-start-students-could-face-financial-hurdle-next-year <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976403.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976403.mp3</a></p><p>Some high school students are expected to ditch the state&rsquo;s popular Running Start program this fall.</p><p>The number of students who take advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit has grown every year since the program began in the early 90&rsquo;s, but that progress could be coming to a halt.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:17:40 +0000 Charla Bear 2019 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest high school in top three in Obama commencement contest http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-high-school-top-three-obama-commencement-contest <p>Bridgeport High School is one of just three schools left in a contest to have President Barack Obama speak at graduation.&nbsp;</p><p>Shortly after the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement/">announcement came from the White House this morning</a>, principal Tamra Jackson&nbsp;jumped on the intercom to let her students know:</p><p> Tue, 03 May 2011 00:10:36 +0000 Charla Bear & Jessica Robinson 1523 at http://www.kplu.org Bethel closer to ditching junior high schools http://www.kplu.org/post/bethel-closer-ditching-junior-high-schools <div><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;"><p>What's one way to end the terror of junior high?&nbsp; Members of a Bethel School District committee think the answer is to create middle schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 22:27:08 +0000 Charla Bear 388 at http://www.kplu.org