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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Careers After School in Wenatchee

The time is ripe in high school for students to think about their next steps after graduation. In the Wenatchee Valley, students get the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with local businesses to “test drive” career...

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#OptInWA: Sarah and Caedmon

This is the story behind the story of two students who are opting in for a better education. Sarah Archer and Caedmon Calbero are juniors at the Marysville Getchell High School International School of Communications....

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Next Generation Science Standards: Hands-On Learning

Matt Whitton and Victoria Wells teach science in different, smaller school districts in southwestern Washington. The two districts, Kalama and Ridgefield, sit about 20 minutes apart on the Interstate 5 corridor. Whitton, who teaches 7th...

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Rainier View Elementary: Preparing Kids for the Future

Rainier View Elementary in Seattle is one of the most diverse schools in Washington state. Led by Principal Anitra Pinchback-Jones, the school has excelled while embracing its college and career readiness mission. And Rainier View's...

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UW Dream Project: Mentoring the Next Generation

The University of Washington's Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and to raise awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility. UW students...

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