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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Bill Gates says educational standards should be national

In a D.C. speech, he defends the Common Core educational standards.

SEATTLEPI.COM

How does a writer help create more 'nerds of color'?

Writer Jervey Trevalon talks about identity, teaching and organizing literary events with an eye toward engaging young people.

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

Who should shape education?

According to Sandra Stotsky, people like Bill Gates are having more and more of a say in decisions about education. Is this okay?

KUOW-FM

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
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