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Seattle-area students fill Cal Anderson Park to demand action on climate change

The Seattle-area strike was tied to an international, youth-led movement demanding more government action on global warming by leaving school on Fridays to demonstrate.
Tags: News, Education, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Cal Anderson Park


Seattle school district apologizes for letter asking Muslim families to reconsider students fasting during testing season

In an email sent to families, a principal asked parents to reconsider allowing their children to fast during the holy month of Ramadan so they could perform better on standardized tests. The backlash on social media prompted the Seattle school district’s apology.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Man suspected of voyeurism in University District arrested by Seattle police

Complaints about a voyeur in the college neighborhood have been coming in since May.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, University District


3 years after scholarship pledge falls through for Seattle students, college dreams come true

Aristotle Marr had nearly lost faith in the fidelity of promises after a scholarship pledge proved fickle. It took the collective action of overworked community members, private equity managers and professional athletes to restore it. Three years ago, the now 21-year-old shared a stage with nine other dapperly attired black high-school seniors inside the auditorium of […]
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Aristotle Marr


Art Institute students scramble for transcripts, answers after Seattle school announces it will close

The Art Institute of Seattle's abrupt decision to close its doors Friday was a shock to many of its students and faculty, who were trying to get answers Thursday.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Art Institute, Art Institute of Seattle


What’s happened — or hasn’t — since The Times reported on lead in Seattle schools’ drinking water

Here's a quick update on what has — or hasn't — happened to address lead in school drinking water since our reporting in February.
Tags: News, Education, The Times, Local Politics, Seattle, Education Lab


Last day of school for Seattle extended to June 27 to make up snow days

Before the so-called snowpocalypse, the district's last day of school was June 20.
Tags: Weather, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Seattle is most-educated big U.S. city — and 8 in 10 newcomers have a college degree

Seattle has for decades ranked as one of the most educated cities in the country. And that's especially true for people who have moved here recently.
Tags: News, Education, Data, Seattle, Local News, Northwest


Half-price tuition? Seattle Pacific University is offering Seattle Promise students a break

Students who earn a community-college degree through the tuition-free Seattle Promise program could be eligible to save 50 percent off the cost of tuition at Seattle Pacific University.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Promise


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


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


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


Moebius Draws Adventurous Ads for Maxwell House Coffee (1989)

What do you do after you’ve helped create one of the “first anti-heroes in Western comics”; pioneered the underground comics industry and heavy metal album covers; won the enduring admiration of Federico Fellini, Stan Lee, and Hayao Miyazaki; and brought your distinctive creative style to the look of sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, Alien, Tron, and The Abyss? Sit back, have a coffee, and design a series of ads for Maxwell House. Why not? You’re Moebius. You can draw whatever you want. No one...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, College, Mexico, France, Africa, Algeria, Seattle, Hayao Miyazaki, Tintin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Facebook Twitter, Moebius, Maxwell House


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


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


‘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


How Nirvana’s Iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Came to Be: An Animated Video Narrated by T-Bone Burnett Tells the True Story

Credited with igniting the 90s grunge craze and putting Pacific Northwest punk and indie scenes on the map, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has eclipsed hundreds of rock hits as “the most iconic song of all time”—at least according to the analytics of computer scientists from the University of London. Whatever that designation means, it’s without a doubt the most iconic Nirvana song of all time, a tune whose influence may be impossible to measure. Kurt Cobain might have grown weary of i...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Kurt Cobain, Facebook Twitter, Kurt, BURNETT, Hanna, Bone Burnett, Josh Jones, Cobain, Kathleen Hanna, Durham NC Follow, Michael Azerrad


We-Vibe Wish

We-Vibe Wish $129.99 from Tabutoys Honestly? I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so conflicted about a sex toy. There have been toys that I wanted to love and didn’t. But this? I don’t even know, you guys. I didn’t expect to like it. But the thing is? I almost love it. It’s so close. If We-Vibe’s Wish clitoral vibrator were a movie, it would be Batman Vs. Superman. It’s not universally liked, but I saw glimpses of genius that, if allowed to come to fruition, would have made it a masterpiece. I ...
Tags: Reviews, College, Pebble, Seattle, Vibrators, Wish, Lily, Silicone, Babeland, Rechargeable, LELO, Epiphora, Dual Motors, Strong, Tabutoys, But I Want To Love You


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


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


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


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


‘I knew he could learn, and that gave me hope’: Seattle-area parents find help at Kindering

Donations, such as those to the Fund For The Needy, allow Kindering to ensure that no child with special needs in King County is turned away because of family finances.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Life, Seattle, Local News, Eastside, King County, Kindering


Seattle high-school graduates will get 2 free years of community college. Here’s how it will work.

Seattle joins a wave of programs across the country that have been created by lawmakers, or voters, that aim to remove the barriers to higher education by making community college tuition-free.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


Former Seattle student suing DeVos over student debt incurred at deceptive for-profit school

The case could set precedent for hundreds of former students of the now-defunct Court Reporting Institute, which had locations in Seattle and Tacoma.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, DeVos, Court Reporting Institute


First Birthday Away at College? Here's How to Make it Rock!

Celebrating away from your loved ones doesn't have to be lonely. My first birthday away at college was difficult -- at least, at first. I'm close with my family, so I always celebrate my birthday with them. Unfortunately, my birthday is close enough to Thanksgiving that with my school schedule, it's not possible for me to celebrate with them on the actual day. At first, I was nervous about the prospect of spending my birthday alone. As it turns out, however, it really wasn't that bad. (In fact,...
Tags: Family, College, Birthday, Seattle, Presents, Facetime, College Life


How to Dress Like Bella Swan from Twilight

It's been 10 years since the first Twilight film. Here's how to dress like its lead character today. (All Photos: Official promotional photography or movie screenshots) Love it or hate it, you have to admit that the Twilight franchise is a true cultural phenomenon. It's been 10 years (!!) since the first film was released and we're still no closer to a winner in the battle of "Team Edward" vs. "Team Jacob".But man candy aside, one thing we can agree on is that many of you seem to love the main...
Tags: Celebs, Movies, College, Washington, Arizona, How To, Tips, Kristen Stewart, Seattle, Edward, Twilight, Serena, Bella, Sharon, Fashion Tips, Bella Swan


Seattle’s $600 million-plus education levy approved by wide margin

Sixty-eight percent of voters marked their approval for the heftiest education levy in city history, but thousands of ballots still need to be counted.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News



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