Robert Hand: Preparing Every Student

When Robert Hand, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Mount Vernon High School, heard that he was named the 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year, his first reaction was shock. But he quickly...

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High School and Beyond Plan: 101

Who am I? What can I become? How will I become that? These are questions many of us ask throughout our lives — starting at an early age and, often, continuing through adulthood. Here at Ready Washington,...

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Classroom Snapshot: “What is your *WHY* statement?”

Getting the correct answer is not the main goal in James Yoos’ Quantitative Chemistry class at Bellingham High School. On a recent Tuesday morning, as students learned about trends of the periodic table of elements,...

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Parents Partner with Ready WA to Design New Resource About Science Education

What information is most important for parents to know to support their students in science classes? This is a question that Ready Washington posed to a group of Spanish-speaking middle school parents in the Northshore...

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Classroom Snapshot: Emojis, Goal Setting, and a Place for Connection

What do emojis and goal setting have in common? In Carrie Howell’s advisory class at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines on a recent Tuesday morning, students used emojis as a relatable way to...

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