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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

Lockdown Learning

I Was Homeschooled—It Has Its Upsides

Isolation, yes, but there are quiet pleasures too.

04/24/2020 By Stefan Milne

Recess Time

How Seattle Copes: Brian Kelly Sticks By His First Graders

One Edmonds schoolteacher is finding new ways to lead his students through a most unusual year.

04/22/2020 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

Learning in the Dirt

Washington's Outdoor Preschools Let Kids Embrace Nature

They might offer health benefits, too.

11/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

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

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

Pencil Pusher

A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Teacher of the Year

Pencils: Good for tiaras, even better for facial decor.

10/16/2018 By Jane Sherman

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

Quote Unquote

Robert Hand Is Washington State’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Not bad for a guy who almost didn’t go to college.

10/05/2018 By Jessica Voelker

News Fresh From the Oven

South Seattle College's Pastry Program Is Closing After All

“It is unfortunately no longer fiscally responsible to continue running the program.”

09/20/2018 By Grace Madigan

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

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

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