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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“College is an Opportunity”

The word “college” means different things to different people. For some, college means a 4-year experience at a large university. For others, it means pursuit of an associate’s degree or a credential earned through community...

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Mandy Manning: “Believe in Yourself”

Self-confidence is a powerful belief for all students, including those who are adjusting to life in a new country. Washington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning has dedicated her life to helping her students...

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