Schools & Education

Report Card

These King County High Schools Ranked Highest in 2022

Bellevue, Redmond and Lakewood boast some of the Seattle area's highest-ranked public schools, by measure of college readiness and graduation rates.

05/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

The Year in Real Estate

Washington’s Most Expensive School Districts of 2021

A handful of King County areas, along with a couple of Mercer Island and Lopez Island, were as exclusive as it got last year in local real estate.

01/25/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

ICYMI

How Veterans Day 2021 Turned into a Long Weekend for Seattle Parents

The staffing shortage struck again as Seattle Public Schools canceled Friday classes. Is this part of the "new normal"?

11/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

These Seattle-Area Schools Are Ranked Top in the State

The best high schools in Washington state, the best school districts, and more. School rankings are back, baby.

09/27/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Report Card

Seattle Area Public High Schools by the Numbers

How do public high schools in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and other Puget Sound cities stack up? Here's a chart with the latest Washington state data.

08/30/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

An Outdoor Lunch Petition Manifests Seattle's Back-to-School Stress

Community members have called for meals at Seattle Public Schools to be held outside as the Delta variant spreads in the area.

08/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Pencils Up

Seattle Is Finally Going Back to School—For Real

It’s been a whirlwind.

04/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

A Buyer's Guide to the Suburbs

This STEM School in Redmond Is One of the Country's Best

Why Microsoft won’t have to look far for new talent.

03/08/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

2020 Capsules

How Does a Montessori School Teacher Adapt to Remote Learning?

Sonya Maslenikov reflects on student-led resilience at the Pacific Crest School.

12/23/2020 By Erin Wong

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Must Prioritize Teachers in Vaccine Distribution Plan

Otherwise, Seattle's latest extension of remote learning won't be the last.

10/26/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

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

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