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Commentary: Missing the point on McCleary

The most important policy debate in Washington State today, arguably in our generation, is the debate raging right now over the McCleary vs State of…

In Issaquah, hearing gunshots at school is the norm

On a recent Friday afternoon, a group of high school girls lobbed softballs back and forth on a field behind Issaquah High School, the pop…

Senate wants to lower tuition costs

The Washington Senate voted 37-12 Wednesday to reduce state college tuition by significant amounts on Wednesday. But such a move appears to have a $354…

Meet Crosscut’s Community Idea Lab winner

Abi Gibson is a high school senior. The oldest of three sisters, she's a vocal jazz nut and, like a lot of other high schoolers,…

Later school start times could have big impact

As a push for later high school start times intensifies in Seattle, a trio of Seattle doctors shared evidence Monday night that later school start times…

For universal Pre-K, the devil is in the details

[caption id="attachment_84001" align="alignright" width="225"] Marcy Whitebook, Director and Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at University of California,…

Community Idea Lab: The Final Five

How can we make K-12 classrooms more student-focused, individualized and community-rooted? That's the question we asked all of you this winter through our Community Idea…

Video: Will voters be asked to revisit class sizes?

Just three months after voters approved Initiative 1351 calling for smaller class sizes, lawmakers are thinking about sending the initiative back to voters — something…

Guest Opinion: Part-time faculty at community colleges need rights

Many people are aware of the student loan debt on par with home equity loans and credit card debt as a fiscal challenge of national…

Meet the company making math addictive

"You don’t feel like 'I'm finished' but 'I want to learn more,'" says Zoran Popovic, the Director of the University of Washington Center for Game…

Opinion: State neglects funding of long-term care

The focus of the 2015 legislative session is on funding K-12 education, to a level that will avert further Washington Supreme Court sanctions. The session’s…

5 most influential teachers in Seattle history

Who is your hero from Seattle’s educational history? For thousands of Seattle students, it’s probably the teacher who helped light a fire of inspiration, or…

How far will the state Supreme Court go on McCleary?

As the Washington Legislature gets back to work, the big question is what, if anything, it will do to appease the state Supreme Court, which ruled in…

South Seattle lawmakers want to split Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools would split into two separate districts under a bill filed Friday by Reps. Sharon Tomiko Santos and Eric Pettigrew, both south Seattle…

The Smartypants Guide to February’s Civic Cocktail: WSU, higher education and the state budget

Facing billions of dollars in needs for education and other programs, how is the state Legislature supposed to write a budget this year? And, with…

Language tutoring, sports grants, lego robots & other volunteer school programs you should know about

What happens to students when families and teachers need extra help and resources are tight? As part of our Community Idea Lab, focusing this winter…

How can we make K-12 education more student-focused, personalized and community-rooted? We’re giving you an extension!

How can we make K-12 education more student-focused, personalized and community-rooted? Exciting news, nerds. We’ve heard from you that you want more time to submit…

Some lucky Northwest schools have a case of the blues

Of all the time Annette Taborn has spent conducting the Northwest Blues in Schools program, there is one particular afternoon that stands out in her…

Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond’s Helion Energy

The glass ampule of water is the length of your little finger, only narrower. That single gram of deuterium-laced water has the potential to create…

Want to fix the school board? Change the job, not the people

Seattle education watchers are fond of bashing the school board, complaining when board members fight, intervene in administrative decisions and drive out superintendents. Unfortunately, that’s…

What public school teachers need from you to help their students thrive

As part of Crosscut's Community Idea Lab, we're challenging all of you to come up with solutions to improve K-12 learning for students and teachers…

How Seattle-area students would remake their schools

Everyone agrees that schools need our support, now more than ever. But what challenges should be at the top of the civic To Do list?…

What parents would change about their kids’ public schools

More money. That’s what Yarek Rivers would like to see change in Seattle Public Schools. “It’s a paramount duty according to the court and the…

Seattle loses Dr. William Gerberding, a great civic leader

Dr. William Gerberding, 85, died last weekend in Seattle after suffering a stroke in Los Angeles earlier in December. He lived a full life, until a ripe…

Crosscut partners with MOHAI on next Community Idea Lab: Public school 2.0

Last spring, on a warm June evening, more than 300 of you gathered at Town Hall for a new perspective on things. You came to…