About Education Lab
Education Lab is a project of the Seattle Times that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. Our team reports on issues like improving school discipline, parent education, math instruction and more. Our goal? To connect parents, students and educators to drive innovative solutions.
It takes 7,200 students before Washington state will pay for a middle school’s nurse. How much will it cost to change that?
Lawmakers just added billions to the state's K-12 budget to satisfy a Supreme Court order. Will they add billions more for nurses, social workers and psychologists?
- South Seattle has a new representative on the Seattle School Board: This elementary school teacher
- Before the Seattle School Board picks its new member Wednesday, get to know the finalists to represent the South End
- Why districts spend millions to keep homeless students in place: ‘Changing schools is the last thing we want’ VIEW
- $318 million education windfall divvied up
- Application meant to simplify college admissions actually makes schools more selective, study shows, including some in Washington
- Washington students have new options to earn a high-school diploma
- Do charter schools increase socioeconomic segregation?
- Performance gap among Washington students widens on national test as gifted education faces scrutiny
- Nearly 19,000 youth in King County are neither working nor in school. How one Seattle nonprofit is changing that.
- Students left scrambling after SAT unexpectedly canceled twice at Franklin High School
- UW finds star athlete’s sexual assault allegation credible, but athletic executive quietly moved on
- UW is one of 50 schools nationwide that piloted the College Board’s new ‘adversity index’
- Could you go to college tuition-free in Washington? Here’s how to find out
Some of Washington's most vulnerable foster care children will no longer have access to a big residential treatment facility in Seattle.
- Washington state has big plans for its 25,500 paraeducators, who earn about half the salary of an average teacher
- Students with dyslexia struggle in Washington. Will a fresh approach to reading instruction be enough?
- For some Washington students with special needs, diagnosis is too late, help is too little
- No pity: Town Hall Seattle discussion will focus on supporting disabled children and parents
Ignite Education Lab 2019
- How does home school fit into solutions for ‘nontraditional’ students in Washington?
- Who will care for Washington’s most vulnerable foster care children?
- Can you tell which face is real? UW and WSU plan to fight digital ‘deepfakes’ VIEW
- After 120-day ban on flavored vaping products, Washington will aim for permanent ban, tougher regulations
Fund For The Needy changes lives
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- Education Lab en español | La educación especial puede ser muy complicada. A continuación, detallaremos los términos y programas que debes conocer.
The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety. Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it was proposed by a federal panel on school safety. President Donald...