More than 100 high-school students across the state will participate in apprenticeships this coming school year, part of a push to more closely link work to education.
Currently, lead testing is voluntary. Legislation would require public and private schools to test every outlet used for drinking water or cooking at facilities built before 2000.
In Washington State, there are thousands of people working in classrooms who don't have complete teaching credentials. A survey says they could be instrumental in helping fix longstanding problems in the teacher workforce.
Washington education officials are finalizing new graduation requirements — and you have until Oct. 28 to weigh in.
In the past, this report and the national test that it's based on played an important role in developing America's education policy: As some states, continued to post rising state test scores, the comparison study provided a fact check — showing that scores increased not because students were learning more, but because the tests were getting easier.
A new bill requires districts to screen children for signs of dyslexia. It will usher in major changes in the way all kids are taught to read in Washington state.
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Less than half of Washington’s 3- and 4-year-olds attend preschool of any kind.
In 2017, Washington state lawmakers nearly unanimously passed new training requirements for paraeducators. The only catch? They haven't yet provided the money to actually pay for that training.
In Olympia, lawmakers are tackling an issue they’ve largely ignored: Education for students with disabilities. Over the weekend, the state Senate unanimously passed two bills that would improve funding, accountability and programs for special-education services that federal law guarantees to 15 percent of Washington’s 1.1 million public-school students. They now await consideration from the House, […]
A national competition sponsored by NASA and run by a University of Washington educational consortium is aimed at inspiring students to think about science, space travel, and the history of America's journeys to the moon.
The author of a new guide for adult college students offers advice on how to successfully earn a degree at any age — and says one Washington two-year public college ranks among the best in the nation for serving adults going back to school.
For almost 50 years, Washington has written billions of dollars in financial-aid checks to Washington college students through a program with a most uninspiring name: the State Need Grant.
The Washington state auditor's office found "mixed results" when it evaluated the accountability of the state's charter schools during the 2017-2018 school year.
The audit found that at least 70 school districts did not have complete procedures or policies.
Last month's Washington Supreme Court ruling that the state’s 12 charter schools can continue to receive state lottery money does not mean necessarily end the battle over the publicly-funded, privately-run schools.
Seattle voters will decide this November whether to approve a $600-million-plus education levy that will make community college free for students graduating from the city's public high schools.