Fanning the spark of interest through illuminating apprenticeship pathways

By Ashley DeLatour, Futures Northwest Programs Manager Apprenticeship programs. When I ask students what they are, they shrug in uncertainty and often say "is it the same as an internship?" For many of the students we support...

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Congratulations to the next generation of STEM leaders

The future is bright for Washington students, who have big dreams for their futures. High school seniors graduating this year are pursuing paths in many high-demand fields, from nursing and medicine to wireless security and...

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Classroom Snapshot: On-The-Spot Admissions at Rogers High School

Report to Room 143. Bring your SAT or ACT scores and a laptop or smart phone. Fill out a short online application. Sit down for 5-10 minutes with an admission counselor. Boom – you may...

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Back to School Resources

The Ready Washington coalition is set for the new school year, with new resources to support students, educators, and families.  The first resource we’re sharing is a back-to-school fact sheet about Washington State’s Learning Standards...

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Newport students keep ‘active minds’ during The Summer of STEM

The recipe for summer learning in Newport, Wash., looks like one part science lab, one part reading room, and two parts fun. The 80 students participating in The Summer of STEM program are building roller coasters, creating...

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GUEST POST: Puzzling, Questioning, Wondering, Cooperating, Problem Solving

By Josh Simondet, 8th grade science teacher at Morris E. Ford Middle School in Tacoma Science is not done in a straight line. Regardless of traditional lessons on the scientific method, rarely are questions about our...

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