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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“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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