Classroom Snapshot: How is Reading a Novel like being a Detective?

Denisha Saucedo's sixth graders can tell you. Denisha Saucedo’s sixth grade classroom might have been confused for a detectives’ office on a recent spring afternoon. In small groups, students dissected the facts of a mystery...

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Parents and Educators in Bothell Prove the Power of Partnership

The library at Northshore Middle School in Bothell hummed with conversation and laughter on a recent spring evening as parents and teachers gathered to reflect and share about their experiences as part of a four-month...

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Science Education in WA: Learning with ‘Hands and Minds’

Walk into a science classroom at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville, and you will see hands-on, minds-on learning. Exploring concepts such as gravity, light, and energy happens with investigative projects where students ask questions, experiment,...

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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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Parent Voices: “Education Opens Doors”

Why do education and high expectations matter to Washington parents? “Freedom of education opens doors in the future,” said Brandon, a Kent School District parent. “Education and lifelong learning are going to get you where...

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