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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


UW Medicine mistakenly exposed information on nearly 1 million patients

The files contain patients' names, medical record numbers, a description of the information shared and a description of who it was shared with, UW Medicine said in a news release.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, UW Medicine


How Puget Sound-area school districts will make up days lost to historic snowfall

To make up for missed days during last week's historic snowfall, several Seattle-area school districts are relying on snow days built into their school-year calendars. Others will ask the state education office for waivers that allow districts to omit a makeup days so long as they don't fall short of the state's minimum instructional-hour time requirement.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside


Some Puget Sound-area schools will remain closed Friday because of snow

Some schools will remain closed Friday because of poor road or sidewalk conditions. Here is where to find the latest information.
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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


Gonzaga University to host ‘The Vagina Monologues,’ a play once banned on campus

The Feb. 14 performance, hosted by Gonzaga’s theater and dance department and YWCA Spokane, will be part of an annual “V-Day” campaign that aims to end violence against women and girls.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Entertainment, Theater, Local News, Northwest, Gonzaga, Gonzaga University, YWCA Spokane


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


UW student dies after slipping on campus sidewalk

It's not yet clear if icy conditions from the recent snowstorm played a role in the student's fall, a university police spokesman said. Detectives are investigating.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, UW


With hate crimes on the rise, Seattle area teens practice safe intervention against bullying

Some of the teenagers participated in forming a so-called hassle line, a practice that dates back to the Civil Rights Movement era.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Civil rights movement, Northwest


‘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


Issaquah School District employees authorize strike, claiming contract wasn’t honored

Two unions argue the district did not provide cost-of-living raises they say were promised to them in their four-year contracts.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Issaquah School District


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


Q&A | Gov. Jay Inslee on wins and losses in Olympia and the arc of the moral universe

Gov. Jay Inslee sits down for a Q&A ahead of a potential presidential campaign and Washington's 2019 legislative session.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Northwest, Olympia, Jay Inslee


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


Legacy of the late Mildred Ollée lives on at Seattle Central College

Mildred Ollée became the first woman president of Seattle Central in 2003, strengthening the college's programming and scholarship fund. Throughout her career, she was passionate about increasing the number of African Americans in higher education, focusing on outreach in the community.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Seattle Central College, Mildred Ollée, Seattle Central


Former Olympia school-bus driver pleads guilty to sexual assault, avoiding second trial

Jimmy W. Wall, 52, went on trial in November 2017 on four counts of first-degree rape of a child and two counts of first-degree child molestation but the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision, according to Olympian archives.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Olympia, Jimmy W Wall


Sumner elementary students learn to make difference in service club

Participation in the Rotary Club starts young for students at Maple Lawn Elementary School in Sumner.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Rotary Club, Sumner, Maple Lawn Elementary School


Alaskan Way Viaduct closure is expected to spell even more delays for Seattle school buses

The closure guarantees on-time transportation will remain a problem for Seattle Public Schools buses into 2019.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


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


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


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


A ‘Hello’ song, a ‘Goodbye’ song: In a Seattle classroom, music helps toddlers struggling to connect

For kids dealing with trauma and struggling for developmental footing, music can be the tool that draws them out and spurs their advancement. Music therapy is a new offering at Childhaven, a nonprofit that serves 300 children and is helped by reader donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Seattle Times Fund, Childhaven


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


Outgoing Seattle Public Schools athletic director sues district, claims he was wrongfully fired

Eric McCurdy was the subject of a complaint from former employee Krystyana Brame, who said he bullied her. McCurdy says his firing violated his Constitutional rights and endangered his future career opportunities.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, McCurdy, Eric McCurdy, Krystyana Brame


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



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