Education

Why we are failing to teach every child to read

One flaw is being blinded by average reading scores, masking the students who are falling behind. Another is the regimented, stuffed curriculum, which crowds out time for teaching each child to read by the early elementary years. But reading is not just another subject; it's the fundamental and crucial skill.

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

Interim school superintendent loses the interim

Seattle school board members decide to call off their search for a superintendent, permanently appointing interim superintendent Larry Nyland.

KPLU-FM

Future of state's first charter school is already in doubt

The First Place Scholars school in Seattle, which opened in September, has to prove to a state commission that it can fix its deficiencies quickly.

SEATTLE TIMES

Suspensions don't fix behavior

The Kent School District is looking for more effective disciplinary actions. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Highly regarded Seattle teacher departed while under pot investigation

The teacher gave up his license, ending a probe into allegations that he bought pot for a teen-age student.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Seven colleges from our state are represented at the White House summit on college access

Participants from Bellevue College, Olympic College, Renton Tech, Saint Martins University, Seattle Colleges, Walla Walla Community College and Washington State University will talk to President Obama and the first lady about expanding college access, degree completion, readiness and more.

SEATTLE TIMES

Tacoma making big progress on student achievement

Led by Carla Santorno, the once-underperforming district has seen such big gains in graduation rates that it is now ahead of the state average.

ASSOCIATED PRESS (WASH.)

UVA pledges zero-tolerance policy in rape cases

University of Virginia's governing board scrambled to handle the aftermath of a Rolling Stone article that detailed a horrific gang rape of a student at a fraternity two years ago.

CNN

Elite NYC schools wrestle with race, admissions and testing

With black and Hispanic enrollment at record lows, New York City considers changing its exam-based admissions

AL JAZEERA

Joel Connelly: Pre-school expansion is gearing up

Mayor Ed Murray says it's important to collaborate with Seattle Public Schools so students maintain their early gains.

SEATTLEPI.COM

College kids’ homeless hell

While colleges spend billions on new facilities, you'd be shocked where students are staying. Here's the dark truth.

SALON
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