Group Chat

How Can Seattle Schools Work Toward Racial Equity?

Systemic change requires an overhaul, not a quick fix. But three education experts offer some improvements they’d like to see in the meantime.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

EVERYTHING FROM HOME

Some (Reassuring!) Advice for First-Time Homeschoolers

Considering homeschool? These Seattle parents say it's not as scary as you might think.

09/04/2020 By Sophia Gates

Report Card

Seattle Area Public High Schools by the Numbers

State learning standards. Graduation rates. Diversity. See how schools in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties measure up.

09/03/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Mandatory Participation

Want Schools to Reopen This Fall? Start Staying Home Now.

A recent report says King County’s transmission rate must drop significantly before in-person education can resume.

07/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

ONE-WAY TICKET

The Coronavirus Pandemic Puts Seattle's International Students in Limbo

Travel restrictions, racist encounters, and financial worries have some international students feeling stuck.

06/12/2020 By Sophia Gates

Mental Health Matters

This Summer May Be a Tough One for Youth Mental Health

Now's the time to talk about it.

06/10/2020 By Annette Maxon

Lockdown Learning

I Was Homeschooled—It Has Its Upsides

Isolation, yes, but there are quiet pleasures too.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

Chow Time

Here's How Seattle Schools Are Keeping Kids Fed Right Now

More families in need are seeking out school lunch pickup. Up next, childcare and learning plans.

03/26/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Living Room Lessons

A List of Resources for Home Learning

Seattle Public Schools videos, Khan Academy courses, and other tools, just in case you don’t want to watch Frozen all day.

03/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Wallet Watch

Washington Just Moved Closer to Ensuring College Affordability

The new tax adjustment would help secure Washington College Grant funding for free and reduced tuition.

02/07/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Quote Unquote

Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Director Aaron Smith Is Rewriting the Menu

“To walk into that cafeteria and be greeted with a smile…that could make a world of a difference.”

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

The Birds & the Bees

Can a Divided Washington Agree on a Revamped Sex-Ed Policy?

A new bill would make sex education mandatory in schools across the state, addressing topics like gender identity and consent.

04/23/2019 By Haley Gray

Explainer

How the University of Washington Plans to Grow in the Next Decade

Between now and 2028, the campus anticipates expanding beyond its means.

02/26/2019 By Aly Brady

Shade Index

7 Lessons You Only Learn at a Seattle Private School

There’s intuition…and then there’s tuition.

10/16/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Academic Aces

10 Amazing Adventures at Seattle's Private Schools

From the great outdoors to foreign shores, these private schools prove education can happen anywhere.

10/16/2018 By Cassie Sawyer Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Explainer

The Fine Print on Jenny Durkan's Free Community College Plan

Jenny Durkan wants to offer free community college tuition for Seattle public high school students. What does the Seattle Promise plan mean—and what would it cost?

10/20/2017 By Darren Davis

A Greener Footprint

How Tesla STEM High School Defied Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Decision

If he wouldn’t reduce carbon emissions, they would.

09/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Profile

Black Coders Matter

As an African American in tech in the early 2000s, Arif Gursel was a pioneer. In his quest to put coding in the hands of his community, he may be a game changer.

12/20/2016 By Jake Bullinger

Electronic Sports

Should College Students Get a Scholarship to Play Video Games?

UW's Washington Gaming Association thinks so.

07/18/2016 By Darren Davis

Snap Judgment

Should UW Professors Organize?

On the heels of a very public dispute between Seattle Public Schools teachers and the district, faculty at University of Washington have put in a bid to unionize. Warranted move or waste of time?

11/02/2015 By Karin Vandraiss