A story of resilience, a call to listen

By Donalda Brantley, member of the Washington state Board of Education Education is an essential component of a child’s life. Unfortunately, in most cases educational journeys are interrupted by unexpected life events and changes. Some...

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Discovering my passion for art

By Olivia Schaer I have waited for an opportunity to be focused, to deploy talents and passions I possess naturally and maintain with practice. This experience can be hard to find in school, as there...

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Post-High School Resume Packet

By Izzy Rampersad  Hi! My name is Izzy, and I am a senior this year in Seattle Public Schools. I’ve put together this packet of resume templates to help you with your post high school...

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To those rejected: A college pep talk for me as much as you

High school student smiling.

By James Larson Most people don’t get into their top schools. Some may attend safety schools, or even be rejected by those. This is not only perfectly normal, but amazing — and exciting, too. Last...

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AP v. IB courses: A guide

Illustration of an AP character facing off against an IB character.

By Hojoon Sung One question you may face as you enter high school is whether it’s better to take AP courses or enroll in an IB program. AP, or Advanced Placement, is similar in concept...

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Standing up for yourself: The importance of self-advocacy

Student standing on a college campus

By Summer Pease One thing I wish I learned earlier in life was advocating for myself. To give some context, I just moved across the country from Washington state to go to college at NC...

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