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An even higher level of play

An Edmonds family knows that both the costs and the payoffs can be sky-high

Get help right away if your child is falling behind

Developmental milestones are tricky. There’s a sequence children go through as they learn skills, but they’re all on their own timetables.

MathFest 2014

Here’s a simple equation; Elementary students + their families + an evening of games and prizes = FUN!

Lunch matters: Ballard mom mobilizes parents to protect a shrinking lunchtime

Deb ​Escher got upset and then she got busy.

Programming isn’t just for rocket scientists

Coding with Kids classes aim to advance students around Puget Sound, from the very beginnings of computer programming in early elementary school up to the higher-level computer science needed for the high school AP exam and beyond.

Girls gaining STEAM in technology

Go to any student robotics competition, and overwhelmingly, you’ll see boys behind the remote controls. As for technology classes, it’s no secret that girls are underrepresented, sometimes stunningly so. But go to any class in the creative arts, and you’ll find girls — lots of them.

Technology programs bridging the gap

Local programs attempt to expose more underserved students to the STEM fields.

Blended learning: Teachers become facilitators helping students drive their own education

Ideally, every student in a grade level would have similar learning needs. What is true, instead, is that students enter each grade level with completely different skills, strengths and needs.

Getting out from behind the screen

When children go to Cedarsong Nature School, there’s no such thing as staying inside because of bad weather. Actually, there’s no such thing as staying inside, period.

Local schools to participate in Great ShakeOut earthquake drill

​Nearly 200 schools in King County, including all of Seattle Public Schools, will join millions of students worldwide this week for the largest earthquake drill in the world.

Join the conversation: Preschool politics

Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Town Hall Seattle host a free televised community forum about the future of early childhood learning

Google flash funding grants supplies for Seattle-area schools

On Monday, Google surprised teachers across the region with a "flash funding" event.

STEM-based ‘Proton Preschool’ to open at Pacific Science Center

The new Proton Preschool, at Pacific Science Center's main campus, will leverage science to facilitate learning experiences through hands-on, play-based activities and investigations.

Washington STEM announces $4 million in grants to fuel innovation in science and math education

Washington STEM recently announced nearly $4 million in investments in regionally based programs aimed at improving teaching and learning of science, engineering, technology and math across Washington state.

Students get to transform their stories into plays

Seattle Times: Seattle’s Special-Ed Mess

College Spark Washington invests $12 million to help low-income students develop math skills

The College-Ready Math Initiative invests in evidence-based strategies and programs designed to help students improve their score on the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment, which measures a students' growth on the Common Core State Standards.
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