Education Stories

Education Stories

Take the Mic: Looking ahead to the end of the pandemic

The pandemic has forced us to change a lot of things in our lives. Now, as more and more people...

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Take the Mic: Looking ahead to the end of the pandemic

The pandemic has forced us to change a lot of things in our lives. Now, as more and more people...

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Take the Mic: What\'s bringing you joy now?

The past year has been tough, and we\'ve all had to find ways to try to stay happy and sane.

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After almost a year of remote school, kids are back at Keithley Middle School in Parkland

As the Seattle school district delays the date for bringing preschoolers and some students with...

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Take the Mic: What's it like to move to a new state and start a new school in a pandemic?

The pandemic has been an isolating experience for many of us. It’s even harder if...

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Highline school board votes to authorize possible legal action against its teachers union

In South King County, the Highline school board has voted to authorize possible legal action...

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School counselors in Pierce County make home visits to help kids connect to remote classes

On a recent day under a light drizzle, Alyssa Andrews and Anna Hester stood in a school parking...

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In Puget Sound area, not all students will return to classrooms this school year

Some districts in the Puget Sound region say they will not be expanding in-person learning to all...

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As remote learning drags on, parents search for answers about school in the fall

Kamari Johnson is 11 years old. She’s trying to make the best of remote school, including...

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Bill would let some young people who are incarcerated transition to live in the community

It can be difficult for anyone who’s been incarcerated to readjust to life after getting...

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State lawmakers consider backfilling school district budgets after enrollment declines

Public school enrollment is down almost 4 percent statewide compared with last year. Many...

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State lawmakers consider bill to allow school districts to build teacher housing

School district leaders, the statewide teachers union and other groups are urging lawmakers to...

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Take the Mic: What's it like to start the high school football season in February?

In an already very weird year, high school football in Tacoma is now set to begin less than a...

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State lawmakers explore ways to address students' learning loss during the pandemic

Acknowledging the degree to which education has been disrupted during the pandemic, state...

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Take the Mic: A South Seattle group helps high schoolers get desks for remote learning

Most students around the Puget Sound region have been learning remotely since last March. But in...

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King County Court commissioner denies Bellevue district's temporary injunction request

Amid a dispute over the Bellevue School District’s expansion of in-person learning to young...

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Bellevue district will bring 2nd-graders back even after teachers union votes against it

UPDATE, 3:30 pm : Adds audio and comment from a parent. Bellevue Superintendent Ivan Duran says...

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Take the Mic: A Tacoma 7th-grader shares a day in the life of online school

Roll out of bed, turn on your laptop, wander to the kitchen to get food during class –...

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Highline district will open maritime-focused high school in the fall

Eighth-graders in Seattle and South King County trying to figure out where to go to high school...

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Kindergarten rite of passage on Mercer Island happening in January, not September

UPDATE, Jan. 6: Adds comments from a kindergartner, her mom and school principal. Seeing your...

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