State and National Education News

Recent news updates from a variety of sources here in Washington and around the country.

Highlights in the News from WFIS


 

Other news from around the country


 

  • Lakeside opening second — cheaper — school in shadow of Space Needle
    Lakeside will open a new, no-frills school next fall: The Downtown School, a “micro school” with a tuition that’s about half what Lakeside charges at its main campus. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-23By Paige Cornwell
    8 hours ago
  • Seattle schools enrollment lower than expected; 18 schools will lose staff
    Teachers and staff members in 18 Seattle schools will be moved to other buildings because, while the district’s student population grew this year, enrollment was significantly lower than the district thought it would be. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-23By Paige Cornwell
    8 hours ago
  • Connect Tri-Cities
    October 10-12, 2017 Kennewick, WA By the Connect Tri-Cities Team What is Connect Tri-Cities? It’s a job fair. A STEM competition. Veterans outreach. Retirement planning. Networking. Interactive exhibits. Job skills preparation. Guest speakers. Connect Tri-Cities will be a resource for the Tri-Cities community, employers and job seekers, sponsored by ... read more
    Source: Washington State Legislative Bill TrackerPublished on 2017-09-22By Ashley Rammelsberg
    1 day ago
  • Burke’s Students Harness Green Technologies
    Sixth graders in Dr. Tone Rawlings’ science class recently tried out a technique that’s making international news when they attempted to make plastic-less, or edible, water bottles. The technology has been in the news quite a bit lately, as the British company Skipping Rocks Lab is prototyping a way to ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-22By Submission
    1 day ago
  • Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-22By Maria Danilova
    1 day ago
  • She’s volunteered at a Seattle school library for half a century. Now it’s named after her.
    For nearly 50 years, Lou Anne Rundall has volunteered at the library at Seattle’s Highland Park Elementary. To honor all that service, the School Board has voted to name the library after her. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-22By Paige Cornwell
    1 day ago
  • Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs
    Washington public schools play a vital role in children’s health by providing free and reduced-price meals to students in need. ... read more
    Source: Washington State OSPIPublished on 2017-09-21
    2 days ago
  • Blacks, whites way apart in views on income inequality … and we’re the worse for it
    Many Americans seem to have persuaded themselves that discrimination is a thing of the past, according to a Yale study out this week. It’s a case of fantasy superseding the real dream of equality. Just ask Colin Kaepernick. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-21By Jerry Large
    2 days ago
  • State auditor finds WSU likely violated federal grant rules
    Washington State University likely violated federal rules when it charged two U.S. science agencies for work done by two employees who had little or no involvement in the projects, the state auditor has found. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-21By Katherine Long
    2 days ago
  • Kent School Students Use Chesapeake Bay Tributary as Classroom
    In mid-September Emily Harris, Watershed Coordinator of the Chester River Association, visited Kent School to train and certify Grade 8 students to become Chester Testers. Kent School’s Grade 8 students will be responsible for testing and reporting on water quality samples they take from the Urieville Lake Branch. Ms. Harris ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-20By Submission
    3 days ago
  • ‘Not for the fainthearted’: Highline schools held up as model for training bilingual teachers
    A new report highlights a small program in Highline Public Schools that’s seen as a national model for increasing the number of bilingual teachers. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-20By Neal Morton
    3 days ago
  • Seattle mayoral, City Council and School Board candidates focus on education in forum
    Education — and what those running plan to do to ensure equity for students of color — was the sole focus of a forum featuring the 12 candidates in the mayoral race, two City Council races and three School Board races. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-19By Paige Cornwell
    4 days ago
  • How Princeton Montessori Students “Tune In”
    It’s no secret that family life today is a juggling act for both parents and children. Thanks to yoga teacher Erin Galbraith, Princeton Montessori School students are learning to “tune in” and find their inner stillness. Trained at the renowned Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, MA, Galbraith has ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-19By Submission
    4 days ago
  • Teaching: Some Global Comparisons
    A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels. ... read more
    Source: EdWeek NewsPublished on 2017-09-19By Sarah Sparks
    4 days ago
  • Can Minority-Serving Colleges Help Create a More-Diverse Teaching Force?
    A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession. ... read more
    Source: EdWeek NewsPublished on 2017-09-19By Madeline Will
    4 days ago