Education

Education

Sawhorse carpenters are customizing Nickelsville

On the lawn outside Franklin High School, an ethnically diverse group of four girls and four boys, students at Franklin and nearby Nova High School,…

State looks at way to save graduation for 1,800

Jesus Celes took biology in high school and got a B for the course. He took the state “end-of-course” test in biology twice this school…

Teachers say ‘all of the above’ to funding, smaller classes and fewer tests

Thousands of teachers from the Seattle, Issaquah and Mercer Island school districts walked out of the classroom Tuesday and marched down Seattle's Second Avenue to…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency students on dying young, adversity and the “at-risk” label

Every Thursday morning, new students trudge into the auditorium at the Seattle Interagency Academy. They're handed white binders full of questions that will help school…

Status of debate on education spending: 4 bills and a ticking clock.

It became obvious Thursday that lawmakers are going to need a few more weeks to hammer out a politically feasible, financially sound solution to the…

Legislators focus on dealing with school funding obligations

Two school levy reform proposals hit Olympia on Wednesday, bringing the total up to three such measures this week. School levy reform is a major…

State school super makes late push for big funding changes

Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn unveiled his own plan Tuesday for the state to comply with a 2012 Washington Supreme Court ruling on education…

What to expect from Seattle’s universal pre-k program

Early childhood education became a national conversation when President Obama stood before Congress in his 2013 State of the Union and proclaimed it “one of…

State Legislature has huge budget disagreements to overcome

A capital gains tax? Democrats want it. Republicans hate it. An increased business-and-occupation tax on service firms? Democrats say it's needed. Republicans say it's too…

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…