State and National Education News

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

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Other news from around the country


 

  • ‘The Bolles Way’ Now Part of Bartram English Curriculum
    English teachers on the Bolles Middle School Bartram Campus are advancing students’ comprehension of the School’s motto through a new schoolwide initiative. The goal is to add curricular and literary context to the words most students know by heart: “The Bolles Way: Pursuing excellence through courage, integrity and compassion.” Deborah ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-15By Submission
    5 days ago
  • Bolles PVB Students Learn Engineering Design Process
    Students in the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach lab are learning how to set up a falling-weight system car design using K’Nex materials and their understanding of the Engineering Design Process. A large poster in the lab reminds students about critical tenets of engineering design: Ask: Find out ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-15By Submission
    5 days ago
  • Judges delay law shifting control of North Carolina schools
    Source: EdWeek NewsPublished on 2017-09-15
    5 days ago
  • Starting from scratch: Five principals work together to create their dream schools
    Five fellows from four very different schools are spending a year helping each other design new schools that they believe will help close historical gaps between students who are black or Latino and their white and Asian peers. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-15By Neal Morton
    5 days ago
  • UW, China hope innovation will soar at Bellevue’s GIX
    A new graduate institute in Bellevue, run by the University of Washington and Tsinghua University in China, is designed to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Katherine Long
    6 days ago
  • Environmental Stewardship Begins With One Small Square
    In first grade, students and their teachers leave the Riverdale campus and venture into a special place, a “small square” of woods on the grounds of neighboring Wave Hill, a public garden operated by the City of New York. Every two weeks, they walk out the school gate, unlock the ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Submission
    6 days ago
  • Saving Money with Solar Energy
    If you think of the many ways a school impacts its community, you probably think about what’s going on inside its walls. But on top of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia, its solar arrays are improving the local environment, saving the school money, and contributing to the education of ... read more
    Source: NAIS NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Submission
    6 days ago
  • Washington requires students, staff to train monthly for emergencies
    The day before the school shooting outside Spokane, the rural school district conducted a routine lockdown drill. The state-required training has helped staff and students react quickly in emergencies, says an official. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Becky Kramer
    6 days ago
  • University of Oregon student’s wrongful-death trial begins
    EUGENE, Ore. — A trial has begun in the civil lawsuit filed by the mother of Lauren Jones, a University of Oregon student who died during a meningococcal outbreak in 2015. During opening statements Wednesday, attorney Dave Miller told jurors that expert witnesses will testify that Jones should have been ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By The Associated Press
    6 days ago
  • In the space of moments, Spokane-area high school ripped by violence
    The shooting suspect at Freeman High, south of Spokane, had warned weeks ago that he planned to do “something stupid.” His fellow students at the school describe what happened next. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By NICHOLAS DESHAIS
    6 days ago
  • Alleged Spokane-area shooter had assault rifle, told friends he was going to do ‘something stupid’
    The alleged shooter rode the bus with two guns stashed in his duffel bag, witnesses said. He allegedly shot and killed a male student and wounded three girls before a school custodian stopped him. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By Rachel Alexander
    6 days ago
  • Spokane-area school shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help
    One student died and three others were seriously injured Wednesday by gunfire at a high school south of Spokane. A custodian stopped the shooter, who was taken into custody. ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    6 days ago
  • Suspect in school shooting said victim who died bullied him
    ROCKFORD, Spokane County — A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting four classmates at a rural high school in Washington state had been meeting with a school counselor over suicidal thoughts before bringing two guns from home and killing a student he said had bullied him, according to court documents released ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-14By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
    6 days ago
  • UW panel on battling fake news: ‘Think more, spread less’
    The Seattle Times’ event, “Fact vs. Fake: Fighting Back Against Fake News,” was held at Kane Hall on Wednesday night. Among the tips offered to consumers: “Think more, spread less.” ... read more
    Source: Seattle Times Education NewsPublished on 2017-09-13By Paige Cornwell
    6 days ago
  • Freeman High School
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the students, families, and staff of Freeman High School. May you find peace during this difficult time.   We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to achieve their dreams.   Sincerely, League of Education Voters The post Freeman High School appeared first ... read more
    Source: Washington State Legislative Bill TrackerPublished on 2017-09-13By Ashley Rammelsberg
    7 days ago