Student Well-Being 'I Miss the Interaction': The Pandemic Has Thrown Curveballs at School Counselors
This school year of remote learning has challenged school counselors when it comes to connecting with parents and bonding with students.
School & District Management Lessons From the Pandemic That Can Improve Leading and Teaching
Video feedback, prioritizing student well-being, and deeper grade-band collaboration have proven promising, educators say.
School & District Management One District's COVID-19 Journey: A Year of Upheaval and Unexpected Insights
The Everett, Wash., school district was among the first in the nation shuttered by the pandemic. Educators and parents share and reflect.
School & District Management Video An Elementary School Principal Looks Back on the Pandemic Year
For Heather Paddock, an elementary school principal in Everett, Wash., the last year has been unlike any she’s experienced in her career. Here she talks about her last moments with students before schools shut down in March 2020, the challenges with pivoting to remote learning, and what it’s been like welcoming some students back to the building this winter, after nearly a year.
School & District Management Superintendent Who Led During COVID-19 School Shutdowns Gets Top Honors
Michelle Reid of Washington state's Northshore district, one of the very first to close schools last March, was named National Superintendent of the Year.
School & District Management Leader To Learn From Ensuring Homeless Students Are Seen During a Pandemic
In Everett, Wash., Amy Perusse brought together a range of agencies to meet the needs of homeless students and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.