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Washington principals face a growing teacher shortage. How are they filling classroom vacancies?

State lawmakers have advanced legislation to both address the overall shortage and remove barriers that prevent aspiring teachers of color from entering the profession.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)

Azusa Pacific University again has lifted a ban on LGBTQ relationships on campus. The university Board of Trustees directed administrators to update the student handbook for undergraduate students, campus spokeswoman Rachel White confirmed. The changes specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex. The update, enacted Thursday, demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s commitment to “uniform standards of behavior for all students, applied equally a...
Tags: Education, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Higher Education, Christian, Lgbtq, Local News, Christ, Board of Trustees, Stanton, Erin Green, Azusa Pacific University, Dias


The CIA’s Rectal Tool Kit for Spies–Created for Truly Desperate Situations During The Cold War

Though global espionage remains a going concern in the 21st century, somehow the popular stories we tell about it return again and again to the Cold War. Maybe it has to do with the demand those mostly pre-digital decades made upon the physical ingenuity of spies as well as the tools of spycraft. Take, for instance, one particularly ingenious CIA-issued tool kit on display at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. "Filled with escape tools," says the Spy Museum's web site, "thi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, College, Washington, History, Britain, Cia, John Le Carre, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, International Spy Museum, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Spy Museum, Atlas Obscura Related Content


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
Tags: Google, Books, Mississippi, Yahoo, College, Washington, Time, Los Angeles, New York Times, Paris, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Lee University, FAULKNER


Can the Legislature change Washington’s track record on special education?

Students with disabilities in Washington state have some of the lowest outcomes in the country. This year, lawmakers say they want to turn things around.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Legislature


The Big Pond: Stream 50 Audio Stories from the Goethe-Institut, Available Free Online

  Who doesn’t love a good podcast? Don’t tell me you’ve never binged Serial or laughed out loud with Marc Maron. Over the last few years, podcasts have become a cultural phenomenon–they help us endure our daily commutes and then lull us back to sleep at night. Listening culture isn’t new, though–talk radio has been filling the silence with anecdotes, news, and drama since the early 1900s. The Goethe-Institut’s new radio and podcast series THE BIG POND. A US-German Listening Series is a perfect ...
Tags: Google, Utah, College, Washington, Germany, Berlin, John Lennon, US, United States, Npr, Goethe Institut, Facebook Twitter, Marc Maron, Big Pond, Podcast Articles and Resources, Katie Davis


High school graduation gaps are narrowing in Washington state. So why aren’t all students performing better on state exams?

For students from traditionally marginalized communities, graduation rates have soared by double-digits. But why haven't they made comparable growth on standardized tests?
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Students Post Swastikas During Presentation at Elite Sidwell Friends Prep School

Students at the elite Washington, D.C., prep school Sidwell Friends projected swastikas on to a screen during a presentation on Wednesday, the school said. The school is famous for its numerous high-profile alumni, including the children of several presidents. On Wednesday, students were gathered for a presentation about OnSide, a student-run non-profit organization that builds…
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Uncategorized, Sidwell Friends, Onetime, Elite Sidwell Friends Prep School


Another cost of the Washington measles outbreak: The 800 students kept out of school

If measles is diagnosed in a school, anyone -- student or teacher -- who does not have proof of vaccination has to be kept out of school. Students are struggling to keep up at home, parents are juggling child care and teachers have to shift duties.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News


It’s not too late to get college financial aid — but many Washington students don’t bother

About 11,000 Washington high-school graduates didn't fill out the paperwork that would have unlocked financial aid to go to college tuition-free in 2017, a new study shows.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


As Washington state lawmakers consider sex-ed mandate, some have concerns over parental and local control

OLYMPIA — Democratic legislators want to require public schools to teach comprehensive sexual-health education, despite concerns from some over a loss of parental control and a belief that this decision should be made at the local level. Senate Bill 5395, requested by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), would mandate that public-school districts use a curriculum that […]
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Olympia


Organizations petition state to ban job, education criteria when setting auto insurance rates

Consumer Watchdog and a host of community organizations are urging California insurers to stop imposing higher auto insurance rates on low-income drivers with less education. In a news conference held Thursday in Santa Monica, the groups announced they have petitioned California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara to ban the use of occupation and education to set auto insurance premiums. The petition describes that criteria as “thinly veiled surrogates for wealth, ethnicity and race.” “Millions ...
Tags: Business, Education, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Farmers, Discrimination, Consumer Watchdog, Santa Monica, San Gabriel, GEICO, California Insurance, Ricardo Lara, California Department of Insurance, Farmers Insurance


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


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




In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


In defense of screen time

Siri Fiske Contributor Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting kids’ brains. Technology “is wreaking havoc on our children,” warned one former Facebook employee. These parents nee...
Tags: Facebook, Column, Education, Opinion, Washington, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cartoon Network, Bethesda Md, Spokane Wash, Colorado Technical University, Siri Fiske, MYSA School, Institute of Education in London Kids


A Typical Day in the Life of a College Student

I'm taking you through my full (busy) day at Hopkins.This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cengage Unlimited. The opinions and text are all mine.Hi everyone! I'm Kelly and I'm a junior at Johns Hopkins University; I also work as a blogger and the Social Media Director for CF! Today, I'm taking you through my daily routine as a college student, and also throwing in a few of my personal favorites for fashion and life in general.  Me when I was first admitted to Hopkins! Wha...
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Become a Google for Education Certified Innovator in 2019

The Google for Education Certified Innovator Program supports educators in developing new projects for their classrooms and school districts. Members participate in a year-long mentorship program that begins with workshops called Innovator Academies where teachers, coaches and Google experts learn from each other. Today, applications for the 2019 Innovator Academies are open.We’re sharing a few of the projects that have been started at past Innovator Academies—plus, alumni tips for educators who...
Tags: Google, Education, Washington, Spain, Dallas, Academy, Google Translate, Mesquite, Google Slides, Google for Education Certified Innovator Program, Innovator Academies, Joanna Carroll Princeville School District, Diana Gill East Porter School District, Innovator Academy, John Zingale Vancouver, HiPStory Network


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


As Washington’s Legislature returns, Democrats have big new majorities — and a governor exploring a presidential bid

State Democratic lawmakers are walking into the 2019 legislative session eager to mold Washington into the more progressive version they have for years talked about.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Environment, Local Politics, Legislature, state Democratic


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


LAUSD teacher strike update: LA Metro and museums offer free entry for students

LOS ANGELES — With the first L.A. teachers’ strike in 30 years possibly starting Thursday, L.A. Metro is proposing to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students would be able to ride free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each strike day under the directive from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, in consultation with L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. The full Metro Board will consider the matter at its January 24 meeting if a strike is still unde...
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Phillip, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Kuehl


‘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


Washington students who attended Career Education Corporation schools will get debt relief

The Illinois-based corporation agreed to pay $493.6 million to nearly 175,000 students nationwide, after an investigation by the Washington State Attorney General and 47 other states found it used deceptive and misleading practices to attract students.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Illinois, Local News, Career Education Corporation


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



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