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Renton School District construction bond falls short of required voter turnout

The district's operations levy, which was also on the February special election ballot, passed with 62 percent voter approval.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Renton School District


Seattle schools levies pass in second-day returns, low turnout likely due to snow

We'll have a better idea of voter turnout at the end of this week, but it's lower than what King County predicted.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, King County


Seattle Public Schools levies passing by wide margins

Levies to pay for Seattle Public Schools’ daily operations and construction projects were passing in Tuesday night’s vote count. The three-year Educational Programs and Operations levy (Proposition 1) and six-year Building Excellence Capital levy (Proposition 2) could cost property owners up to $2.2 billion. The operations levy was ahead, with 66 percent. The capital levy […]
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Educational Programs and Operations


People with disabilities can save for college, life expenses with new Washington state savings plan

The Washington state ABLE savings account allows people with disabilities to save tax-free for living expenses without jeopardizing eligibility for federal aid programs. "This is a groundbreaking program," says the mother of one participant.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab


As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation

The weather complicated an already rough situation. Even in fair weather, Seattle Public Schools officials have been struggling to remedy the district's transportation problems. 
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Want to sign your kid up for a Seattle school outside your neighborhood? The deadline is Feb. 20

Here's the 4-1-1 on this year's open enrollment period for Seattle Public Schools.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Teachers share how more diversity in classrooms can prevent burnout and better serve students

We’re two weeks into sharing responses from Washington teachers and students to the representation gap we reported on in December. This week, we’re back to hearing from teachers.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


New legislative proposal would set strict limits on lead in Washington’s public schools

Proposed legislation would require all Washington school districts to test their drinking water for lead and swiftly fix any water source that tests above a new statewide limit.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Education Lab


Parents: How are you handling the snow day?

However it has affected you, we want to hear how you’re spending the day off with your kids.
Tags: Weather, News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Racist depiction on Roosevelt High newspaper cover presents ‘an opportunity for us as a district to get it right’

Coincidentally, the image was published just before educators and students were to launch next week's Black Lives Matter at School initiative, a series of events focused on racial justice.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Roosevelt High


‘Students need to see themselves’: What some teachers had to say about our teacher diversity project

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the reactions and experiences that teachers and students shared with us about diversity — or lack thereof — in their own schools.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Student Voices: Storytelling shouldn’t be confined to the humanities

Stories are what stick and enable us to make connections to the work we do. That's why every student should take a class on storytelling, regardless of major or discipline, UW student Aleenah Ansari writes.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Aleenah Ansari


‘I’m just gonna presume it’s late forever:’ Seattle school-bus delays consistent during first week of viadoom

The closure of the Alaskan Way viaduct has nothing on the months-long driver shortage faced by Seattle Public Schools' main bus contractor, First Student.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


After months of listening, Seattle schools have a draft plan for the next few years. You can still weigh in on it.

Education advocates of color say they like what they see so far, but to be successful, it will require a significant culture change at all levels of Seattle Public Schools.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Join us at the Ignite Education Lab storytelling event on March 11

Tickets are available now for Ignite Education Lab 2019. They're free but limited. Save the date, get your tickets and pitch us a talk while you still can.
Tags: News, Education, Events, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Students in Washington’s charter schools and public schools learn at similar rates, Stanford report finds

The study is the first in-depth analysis of student performance for the state's young charter school network, which was granted more stable legal footing by a state Supreme Court ruling in 2018.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Washington, Stanford, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab


‘While I’m gone, make good decisions’: Jeannette Jones, a Seattle educator for nearly 50 years, dies at 72

Mrs. Jones worked for Seattle Public Schools for nearly 50 years, most notably as a tough but fun-loving administrator at Washington Middle School. She died on Dec. 27.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Mrs Jones, Jeannette Jones


Los Angeles braces for teachers strike this week

Barring a last-minute settlement, Los Angeles teachers plan to go on strike Thursday. A lot is at stake for educators, their union and the nation’s second-largest school system.
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Nation, Education Lab, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


With a price tag of $900 million, Washington state will soon take over all school employee health care plans

A lot of behind-the-scenes work needs to happen before workers and their families-- as many as 300,000 individuals -- know what monthly premiums they can expect to pay.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Education Lab


Student Voices: We need to talk about race in school, and we need to do it before college

"Critical education about race and its role in our society shouldn’t be an elective," writes Danielle Derrickson, a recent graduate of UW Tacoma.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Danielle Derrickson


How do we solve the teacher diversity problem in Washington? For Clark County, the answer may be ‘Grow Your Own’

In Clark County, the disparity between the number of teachers and students of color is steep. But in recent years, Washington state has expanded nontraditional training programs — and three of them are in Southwest Washington.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Clark County


Washington state released new school report cards — but then they broke the website

For months, the Washington state agency that oversees public education has worked to overhaul the online report cards that parents and taxpayers can use to gauge the performance of their neighborhood schools. The deadline: Monday, Dec. 17, when the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) quietly launched the redesigned report cards on its website. But when […]
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Teachers: We want to hear from you about your district’s diversity efforts

Washington's student population is becoming more diverse, but its pool of teachers remains largely white. We want to hear from the people at the center of this inequity: teachers.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Puget Sound school districts are trying to recruit — and keep — more teachers of color. Here’s how.

Seattle, Bellevue and Highline school districts have launched ambitious efforts to recruit more teachers who represent the backgrounds of their students. But these glimmers of hope could be blunted if challenges around retention persist.
Tags: News, Education, Data, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Bellevue, Project Homeless


Scam preys on Chinese students at schools in WA: tells them to pay up or face prison in China

A group of scammers claiming to be members of various Chinese law-enforcement agencies have extorted about $500,000 from Chinese citizens living in Washington on student or work visas, according to the FBI.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Washington, China, Data, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Eastside, WA


No, teenagers are not lazy for sleeping in — and a new Seattle school policy is helping them get the shut-eye they need

Delaying start times by nearly an hour has allowed Seattle high-school students to average more than a half-hour of extra sleep on school nights, a research team has found.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Do you have a story to share about schools? Tell it at Ignite Education Lab 2019.

Our annual education storytelling event is back for a fourth year this March. Do you have a story you’d like to share with students, teachers and fellow readers? Tell us about it.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


What can you study at a Seattle community college? Use this tool to find out.

Seattle's three community colleges are expecting a wave of new students to enroll when the colleges become tuition-free for all Seattle public high school graduates in 2020. A new tool will help prospective students figure out what they want to study.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Seattle School Board extends emergency contract for extra school buses

The Seattle School Board voted Wednesday evening to extend an emergency contract that provides additional school-bus service until the district’s main contractor, First Student, can resolve a bus driver shortage that has dragged on for months and has caused daily, hourslong delays since the start of school. The new contract authorizes spending up to $1.4 […]
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle School Board


Student Voices: We shouldn’t eliminate gifted classrooms. We should make them equitable.

General education was not meeting Millan Philipose's learning needs. Now a student at Garfield High School, he didn't love school until he entered a gifted program, which he argues must be preserved for students like him.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Garfield High School, Millan Philipose



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