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National report gives Washington state an ‘F’ for efforts to remove lead from school drinking water

Nearly two dozen states flunked a national ranking of their efforts to remove lead from drinking water in public schools and preschool centers.
Tags: Education, Education Lab, Local News, Local Politics


Effort to keep Washington kids from dropping out gets $2M grant to help 25,000 more students

Communities in Schools of Washington, a nonprofit that links students in danger of dropping out with services to help, is getting a grant from the Ballmer Group to expand its reach.
Tags: Education, Education Lab, Local News, Northwest


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


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


Students file lawsuit against colleges in bribery scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children’s admission. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission. Erica […]
Tags: News, Education, San Francisco, Nation, Education Lab, Erica, Nation & World, University of Southern California Yale University


Advocates for students with disabilities decry trick allegedly used in college-admissions scandal

Advocates for students with learning disabilities fear that the college-admissions scandal could end up making it harder for such students to get permission for the kinds of test-taking accommodations that level the playing field for them.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab


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


Ignite Education Lab is tonight. Tickets are sold out, but here’s how you can watch it live.

If you weren’t quick enough to grab your free advance tickets before they ran out, have no fear. We’ll be streaming the night of stories live on Facebook beginning at 7 p.m.
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, Local News, Education Lab


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?
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


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


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


Legislature’s solution to McCleary school-funding case leaves most state districts projecting budget shortfalls

Most school-districts are already forecasting multimillion dollar shortfalls for years to come. Will lawmakers roll back parts of their court-ordered plan to increase state spending on education?
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Education Lab, Legislature, McCleary


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


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


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


Students: Design a drone/robot combo for a virtual moon landing, and win a free trip to NASA

A national competition sponsored by NASA and run by a University of Washington educational consortium is aimed at inspiring students to think about science, space travel, and the history of America's journeys to the moon.
Tags: Science, News, America, Nasa, Education Lab, University of Washington, Boeing & Aerospace


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


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