Washington

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Curriculum What Should Students Learn in Sex Education? In This State, Voters Will Decide
Washington voters will consider a statewide mandate for comprehensive sex education.
Evie Blad, October 23, 2020
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COVID-19 Rates Go Up Among Schoolchildren as Schools Reopen

October 7, 2020
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School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
July 14, 2020
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Recruitment & Retention Coronavirus Is Pushing Teacher Hiring Online. Here's What That Means
Districts that can screen, interview, and select candidates virtually will have less disruption to their hiring, despite how coronavirus is upending every aspect of school operations.
Elizabeth Heubeck, March 30, 2020
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School & District Management Stand Down on Sales Pitches During COVID-19
Highline Public Schools chief Susan Enfield’s district is weighing how to provide print and online resources to students during the coronavirus outbreak, but she’s heard enough from companies marketing their products.
March 24, 2020
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Equity & Diversity The Simple Policy Change That's Getting More Students of Color in Advanced Courses
By automatically enrolling all students in high-level courses, schools in Washington state are working to erase a long entrenched form of inequity.
Evie Blad, March 3, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Washington
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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School & District Management What the Youth Vaping Epidemic Costs Schools
Some numbers behind the steep toll that youth vaping is taking on one school district.
Denisa R. Superville, December 10, 2019
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Mathematics Seattle Schools Lead Controversial Push to 'Rehumanize' Math
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all math classes with ethnic-studies questions.
Catherine Gewertz, October 14, 2019
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School Choice & Charters D.C. Charters Aren't Pushing Kids Out. But They're Not Always Welcoming Them In, Either
The District of Columbia's charters aren't always "backfilling" seats, and there's little financial incentive for them to do so.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 7, 2019
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After a five-day teachers’ strike last year, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, pictured here at his inauguration ceremony, promised to provide teachers with a 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
After a five-day teachers’ strike last year, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, pictured here at his inauguration ceremony, promised to provide teachers with a 20 percent pay raise by 2020.
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States States Are Flooding Schools With Cash, But Teachers Are Missing Out
The push to boost teacher pay was a big factor in the flood of money states pumped into school districts in recent years, but much of that money has been soaked up by competing school budget priorities, rather than landing in teachers' pockets.
Daarel Burnette II, January 22, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Washington
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
Third grade teacher William Calarese helps Luis Diaz during class at Gregory Heights Elementary School in Highline Public Schools, near Seattle. District officials hope that greater data interoperability will allow for robust profiles of educators and students that can help improve teaching and learning.
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IT Management Even for Districts Leading Interoperability Push, Journey Is Just Beginning
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
Benjamin Herold, October 30, 2018
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School Choice & Charters Washington Supreme Court Upholds State's Embattled Charter Schools
The state's highest court ruled that Washington's charter school law is mostly constitutional, and that charter schools can continue to receive public money.
Arianna Prothero, October 25, 2018
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