Classroom Snapshot: Hidden River Middle School Shifts Culture to Improve Every Student’s Success

When Brett Wille began as the principal at Hidden River Middle School in Monroe five years ago, he and his staff set out to create a culture shift. He saw an opportunity to improve the...

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Robert Hand: Preparing Every Student

When Robert Hand, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Mount Vernon High School, heard that he was named the 2019 Washington State Teacher of the Year, his first reaction was shock. But he quickly...

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High School and Beyond Plan: 101

Who am I? What can I become? How will I become that? These are questions many of us ask throughout our lives — starting at an early age and, often, continuing through adulthood. Here at Ready Washington,...

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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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Did you know one out of five people has a disability?

What do a water fountain, grass, and an old journal have in common? They all represent important vocabulary words in a new lesson from the Office of Education Ombuds (OEO) about Disability History Month, which happens...

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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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