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Abandon citizenship question on census

Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census will likely result in a serious undercount, skewing states' congressional representation and harming state and local government budgets.
Tags: News, Editorials, Education Lab


‘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


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


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


‘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


DeVos’ Title IX changes open for public comment Thursday

The public will have 60 days to weigh in on the proposal, and the Department of Education must respond to concerns before it issues final regulations.
Tags: News, Education, Education Lab, Department Of Education


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


Mixed report on Washington state charter schools’ accountability

The Washington state auditor's office found "mixed results" when it evaluated the accountability of the state's charter schools during the 2017-2018 school year.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab


Why mentors matter for student teachers – and their future students

A trio of Washington researchers wondered if the mentors who helped student teachers learn the ropes made a difference in student outcomes. They found it does, especially in math.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Starter Kit: What you need to survive Seattle’s rain

Gear guides have their place if you’re a seasoned pro, but if you’re just starting a new outdoor activity, they can be forbidding and unhelpful. Enter Starter Kit, a new series that guides you through the essentials you’ll need to take on the Northwest's most popular sporty hobbies — no more, no less.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Life, Seattle, Northwest, Education Lab


Black scholars find support, success in Highline College pilot program

A California program was helping more black students earn college credit and graduate, so Highline College replicated it in Washington. Three years later, it's succeeding here too.
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, Local News, Education Lab, Highline College


Seattle Public Schools makes progress but doesn’t meet most improvement goals in latest scorecard

Seattle Public Schools' latest performance report shows the district only met a third of the goals it planned to achieve by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


What questions do you have about school enrollment in Washington?

For this round of Education Lab IQ (Interesting Questions), we're investigating your questions about picking the best schools for your children in the midst of change or instability.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Education Lab


Franklin High students, community to celebrate mural honoring Seattle’s Black Panther Party

The mural was created by students at Franklin, in collaboration with members of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party. “I want people to know that youth did this and we have a voice,” says one of the students. A community celebration will be held Friday at the school.
Tags: News, Events, Visual Arts, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab, Franklin, Black Panther Party, Franklin High, Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party


School stats: How well are Washington students prepared for the jobs of the future?

Across Washington state, 59 percent of ninth-graders enroll in some education program after school. But only 40 percent ever finish that program by age 26, according to a new report.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Former Sunnyside school wrestling coach sues alleging sexual harassment and gender discrimination

She says when she complained about how the male wrestling coaches were treating female wrestlers, the coaches retaliated.
Tags: News, Education, Northwest, Education Lab, High School Sports, Sunnyside