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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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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#PlanYourPathWA

With more than 700,000 job openings coming to Washington state by 2021, our students can choose the career pathway of their choice after high school – from becoming a nurse to an electrical line worker...

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2013 National Teacher of the Year Supports State Standards and Increased Learning Expectations

Since being named 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau has seen the inside of an airplane just about as much in a few short months as he’s seen in his entire life. The...

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