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Black Student Union is back at Rainier Beach

While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union…

How former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette got religion on science

Science saves lives. That's the message former Seahawk Ricardo Lockette brought to a recent summit on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Washington…

Wanted: a few (hundred) good computer science teachers

Here’s something to wrap your brain around: Washington state, one of the nation’s foremost tech hubs, has historically only offered computer science as an elective…

Why tech companies aren’t hiring more local grads

It’s no secret that Washington state is home to some of the world’s top tech companies, yet these companies consistently struggle to find local talent.…

Science: It’s not just for lab geeks anymore

Asked to imagine a future career in science, most kids will probably envision white lab coats and beakers, or line upon line of computer code.…

‘Learning labs’ prepare Washington kids for the workforce

High school teacher Renee Poitras doesn’t have her students do pointless busy work. Instead, Poitras, a biology teacher at Kent-Meridian High School, integrates real-world lessons…

STEM programs find sexist culture hard to shake

Candice Natiello still recalls a particular experience she had a couple of years ago, when she was a student at the University of Washington Bothell.…

Girls who code: How images can help shatter tech’s gender stereotypes

Sex sells, or so the saying goes. So it should come as no surprise that in 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman”…

After scandal, eyes on state auditor’s race

Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley's legal troubles have brought notable primary election attention to a position that has historically operated out of the limelight. Kelley took a leave of absence to prepare for a…

Wine bars to dive bars: Catering to Seattle’s millennials

The growth rate of Seattle's young adult population is skyrocketing compared to that of the rest of the nation. According to research conducted at Canada's…