Building an Inclusive School Community

Amy Campbell, special education teacher and 2020 Washington Teacher of the Year, works with staff at Helen Baller Elementary to create an inclusive environment with support and high expectations for every student. Learn how these...

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Administrator Fact Sheet: Washington State Science Learning Standards

Washington is home to a diverse economy with a broad range of industries, many of which will require knowledge in science, technology, engineering and math. Since school administrators play a key role in ensuring quality...

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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,...

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Camille Jones: Do Something Hard, on Purpose, Every Single Day

Washington state’s 2017 Teacher of the Year has the same advice for students as she does for teachers: “do something hard, on purpose, every single day." Camille Jones teaches kindergarten through third grade enrichment at...

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Martin Sortun Elementary: Building Confidence Through STEM

Robotics. Snap circuitry. 3-D Printing. These are just some of the everyday activities for students at the STEM&M Lab at Martin Sortun Elementary in Kent, WA. Doug Ferguson, Elementary STEM Specialist and Washington teacher leader...

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North Hill Elementary: Setting a Standard With Teaching Standards

North Hill Elementary in Des Moines, Wash., has approached teaching Washington state's math and English language arts standards in a unique way, and the results are paying off in improved student learning. "Our school approached...

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