Careers After School in Wenatchee

Partnership for Learning - Association of Washington School Principals

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...


#OptInWA: Sarah and Caedmon

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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....


Next Generation Science Standards: Hands-On Learning

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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...


Rainier View Elementary: Preparing Kids for the Future

Rainier View Elementary School - Anitra Pinchback Jones

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...


Top 3 Reasons to Take the Smarter Balanced Assessment

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How can you make the most of your Smarter Balanced scores? Check out our top three reasons in the fact sheet below. The Opt In for Student Success contest encourages students to use their voices...


Opt In for Student Success

School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program - Paul Timm

Opt In for Student Success encourages students to use their voices to talk about a high-quality education and the value of assessments in preparing for college, work, and life.