Building an Inclusive School Community

Kindergarten - School

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...


Basics About State Learning Standards and Assessments

Web page - QR code

This recently updated fact sheet — available in English and Spanish — provides key information about Washington K-12 Learning Standards & Assessments, why they’re important, and how parents can support their students of all ages.


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

Education - Student

 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,...


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

Teacher - Education

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...


Martin Sortun Elementary: Building Confidence Through STEM

Martin Sortun Elementary School - Electronics

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...


North Hill Elementary: Setting a Standard With Teaching Standards

Education - Institution

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...