Education

Getting kids back on the science bus

The Legislature is considering a local-option program that would enable cultural and educational institutions to open their doors to far more students, even providing free bus rides. The measure would also help stabilize these struggling organizations in a tough time.

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In the belly of the Burke Museum

Behind the scenes at Seattle's museum of natural history and culture, you become aware of the incredible knowledge infrastructure we've created in this state museum. Plus, it houses mummies, spiders, fossils, spears, and Bobo's head: everything a budding Indiana Jones could want.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

1 in 4 Americans with college degrees shouldn't have bothered

Analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York have found that roughly 25 percent of those with bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. derive no economic benefit from their diplomas.

QUARTZ

Childcare in King County costs $5,000 more than state average

Under a new proposition, an increased property tax could cover the cost of preschool for low-income families. 

KPLU-FM

1 Seattle school's test results face review

Seattle Public Schools alerted the state to a surprising spike in the school's results for math and reading.

SEATTLE TIMES

Obama administration delays on teacher-performance demand

Bowing to pressure, Education Secretary Duncan on Thursday announced a one-year delay in a requirement that states include test scores as an element in teacher evaluations. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Culture warriors' latest target: Advanced Placement history

And the head of the College Board is acting like someone who wants to back down over criticism about teaching "negative aspects" of U.S. history. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Washington ranks No. 18 in well-being of children

Kids in Washington may have higher standards of living than children in other states like California and Texas, but our state's ranking is nothing to gloat about. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Why you shouldn't send your kid to the Ivy League

Elite colleges lack the diversity their brochures boast about, especially in regards to socioeconomic status. 

THE NEW REPUBLIC
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