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

Explainer

Inside Seattle’s Universal Pre-K Plan

What you need to know before shipping your toddlers off to this publicly funded program.

09/01/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Meet the McClearys

The person behind the most stunning lawsuit in Washington state history may not be who you expect.

03/11/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Quote Unquote

Middle Schooler Olivia Goss, a Beneficiary of Initiative 1351

Initiative 1351, which passed in November 2014, will reduce class sizes for students like Olivia Goss of Washington Middle School.

02/09/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

Washington's GET Program

After a rocky couple years GET, Washington’s tuition investment program, is back in the black. And with enrollment starting November 1, here’s what you need to know before you buy in.

11/01/2014 By Casey Jaywork

Back Fence

Will Universal Preschool Cure the Common Core?

This fall brings the infamous Common Core to Seattle classrooms—and a possible corrective to the ballot box.

09/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Quote Unquote

Jesse Hagopian is a Classroom Warrior

One year after leading a boycott against the MAP assessment test in Seattle public high schools, the teacher continues to fight for the kids.

02/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Adult and Continuing Education

Seattle’s bursting with classes, degree programs, and one-off workshops that can reinvent your career—just sharpen some pencils and head back to school.

11/28/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

Parents Fight Seattle Public Schools Over New Grade School

The district wanted to place high school students on the same West Seattle campus.

08/21/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Article

My College Reunion

I’m. Not. Going.

08/20/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

High Schools

78 Public and 50 Private Schools Graded

07/25/2012 With Kathryn Robinson, Clancey Denis, and Hilary Meyerson By Matthew Halverson

Essay

Mean Kids

When Washington state passed a law to fight bullying and hold schools responsible, many families rejoiced. But maybe we’ve approached it all wrong. Just ask a bully.

06/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner

Article

Public v. Private Education

When it comes to the debate over public versus private high schools, Seattle parents want their kids to have everything. Except privilege.

03/23/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

826 Seattle’s Meron Kasahun is a Comeback Kid

826 Seattle’s Meron Kasahun goes from struggling student to outstanding role model, and earns a trip to the White House.

11/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Article

Apple for the Teacher

Seattle Public Schools launch iPad, iPod program.

09/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Article

High Schools

78 public and 50 private schools graded.

11/19/2010 With Kathryn Robinson, Clancey Denis, and Hilary Meyerson By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

The New School Plan

School enrollment in Seattle just got simpler, but for some parents it causes more problems than it solves.

11/18/2010 By Matthew Halverson

High Schools 2010

One Size Fits Some

When all students learn the same thing, will they be smarter?

11/17/2010 By Matthew Halverson