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Assessments Matter

Excellent Schools Now is a growing, statewide coalition of more than 40 organizations that believes we can and must accelerate college and career readiness and success for all young people, ... READ MORE

Bridge to College transition courses

Washington state is offering students a new way to prepare for college. Through Bridge to College transition courses, students gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college-level ... READ MORE

Washington's proficiency gap

The Foundation for Excellence in education created to illustrate the differences between 2013 proficiency levels reported by the National Center for Education Statistics on ... READ MORE

Science: The Next Generation

The Next Generation Science Standards lay out the core ideas, science and engineering practices and concepts that students put into practice, directly. See how Prairie High School students are ... READ MORE

Help Wanted: 11 Million College Grads

The U.S. is expected to face a shortfall of 11 million higher-ed graduates by 2025. In his latest blog post, Bill Gates shares insights from his conversations with pioneering chancellor of ... READ MORE

STEM in Action

Ninth grade math teacher Linda Estes believes math should engage students, see how she's doing just that in her classroom at Delta High School in Tri-Cities... READ MORE

Latest tests offer advantages

Students taking the tests will continue to see changes in content and method.  State officials and lawmakers should settle on a protocol and let students adjust and move on... READ MORE

STEM: Is STEM Too Broad A Category?

By now, even if you have trouble remembering the words that make up STEM, you probably at least have a general sense of what the acronym refers to. (It's science, technology, engineering, and ... READ MORE

NCLB: GOP Gears Up To Overhaul NCLB

Republicans are hatching an ambitious plan to rewrite No Child Left Behind this year — one that could end up dramatically rolling back the federal role in education and trigger national ... READ MORE

Opinion: Keeping Our Jobs And Students

In Wednesday's editorial we outlined the findings of a report by the Boston Consulting Group that found that while Washington is producing a healthy number of jobs in technology fields, ... READ MORE

Study: Is The 4-Year Degree a Myth?

Complete College America, a nonprofit based in Indianapolis, has reported in a study titled “Four Year Myth” that the majority of students at American public colleges do not graduate on ... READ MORE

WA LEG: Dorn Aims To Get NCLB Waiver Back

A political battle that played out earlier this year surrounding Washington state’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act looks as if it will repeat itself come January. Washington ... READ MORE

Report: America's Most Educated Cities

As of last year, nearly 30% of all American adults 25 and older had attained at least a bachelor’s degree. Yet, in some cities, a far higher percentage of residents are college-educated. ... READ MORE


Now the largest of five university branch campuses in the state, UW Bothell has 4,588 full-time equivalent students for the 2014-15 school year — up from 4,216 students last year. Enrollment ... READ MORE

OPINION: Who Gets to Graduate?

There are thousands of students like Vanessa at the University of Texas, and millions like her throughout the country — high-achieving students from low-income families who want desperately to ... READ MORE

WALEG: PFL, OSPI testify against HB 2133

Anne Heavey, policy manager of Partnership for Learning, and Marcia Fromhold, governmental relations at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, testified against House Bill 2133 today in ... READ MORE