Classroom Snapshot: “What is your *WHY* statement?”

Getting the correct answer is not the main goal in James Yoos’ Quantitative Chemistry class at Bellingham High School. On a recent Tuesday morning, as students learned about trends of the periodic table of elements,...

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Parents Partner with Ready WA to Design New Resource About Science Education

What information is most important for parents to know to support their students in science classes? This is a question that Ready Washington posed to a group of Spanish-speaking middle school parents in the Northshore...

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Administrator Fact Sheet: Washington State Science Learning Standards

Our state will have more than 700,000 job openings by 2021, and a majority of them will require knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math. Since school administrators play a key role in ensuring quality...

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Why Standards and Assessments Matter for our Students

Today’s students are graduating into an exciting and demanding job market. Washington state is expected to have more than 700,000 job openings in the next five years—good news for high school students. A majority of...

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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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