Stories and features about education in the Pacific Northwest. Including stories from Washington state and the United States.
Local NAACP leaders push for ouster of Seattle Superintendent Denise Juneau
The Seattle-King County and Washington state NAACP say the Seattle school board should terminate Superintendent Denise Juneau’s contract, maintaining that she has not done enough to address systemic racism in the school district.
Highline school district voters will decide whether to approve a technology levy
Voters in the Highline school district south of Seattle will be deciding whether to approve a two-year levy to pay for new computers and other technology. The shift to remote learning in the pandemic has highlighted the need. The levy would collect a total of $32.5 million over two years. But the property tax rate would go down a little bit even if voters approve the measure. That’s because some general obligation bonds the district refinanced last year will be paid off next year and the
Take the Mic: What does it feel like to be a first-time voter right now?
“I went into high school the same year that Donald Trump was elected president, so it kind of bookended my high school experience.” Alicia Ing graduated from Renton High School as part of the class of 2020 and is studying at the University of Washington. Now, four years after that election, Alicia is 18 years old and getting ready to vote in her first presidential election.
Port Townsend offers a glimpse of in-person schooling in the era of COVID-19
On a recent sunny fall morning, a school bus pulled up in front of Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend. A few kids got off, but before they could enter the school, they had to go through a new pandemic-era procedure.
Educators try to answer the question: Will there be aerospace jobs in Washington?
John Monroe grew up in Everett and landed a job as a draftsman with the Boeing Co. in 1965, with just a high school diploma and a nine-week drafting course under his belt.
Students advocating for solar energy at Tacoma middle school to speak on national panel
A student-led push to get solar panels installed at a middle school in Tacoma is receiving national recognition from a clean energy nonprofit called Generation 180. And while the girls involved have now moved on to high school, they’re continuing to advocate and fundraise for the project.