Why Standards and Assessments Matter to our Students

Furniture - Education

Today’s students are graduating into an exciting and demanding job market. Washington is home to a diverse economy with a broad range of industries, including agriculture, aerospace, health care, retail, technology, and more. Increasingly the...


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...


By Parents For Parents

Graphic design - Design

This tool is designed by parents, for parents, to share information and resources about supporting students’ education. It was updated for the 2021-2022 school year with new resources and information. The flyer, available in English...


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...