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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

After almost a year of remote school, kids are back at Keithley Middle School in Parkland

As the Seattle school district delays the date for bringing preschoolers and some students with disabilities back to classrooms to the end of this month, → Read More

Seattle, Highline make progress in bringing some students back to classrooms

It’s been a contentious couple of weeks, but the Seattle and Highline school districts have made progress toward bringing some students back to classrooms. → Read More

Oregon governor to order schools to reopen, but Inslee won’t make similar mandate

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she will issue an executive order to mandate that public schools provide in-person instruction. Under her order, schools will → Read More

Highline school board votes to authorize possible legal action against its teachers union

In South King County, the Highline school board has voted to authorize possible legal action against its teachers union. It’s another example of escalating → Read More

Seattle school board votes to hire Brent Jones as interim superintendent

The Seattle school board has voted to hire Brent Jones, an assistant general manager at King County Metro, to be interim superintendent for one year → Read More

Times are tight for many, but King County still has to mail out property tax bills

Arriving soon in the mailboxes of residential and commercial property owners: property tax bills. Most taxpayers will see an increase, especially those in → Read More

Train carrying crude oil derails, forces evacuations in Whatcom County

BNSF Railway says seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed in the Custer area of Whatcom County around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday. Two rail cars caught on fire → Read More

Educators try to answer the question: Will there be aerospace jobs in Washington?

John Monroe grew up in Everett and landed a job as a draftsman with the Boeing Co. in 1965, with just a high school diploma and a nine-week drafting course → Read More

University of Puget Sound professor helps to create math textbooks in Braille

University students who are blind can face difficulties getting Braille versions of specialized textbooks. Sometimes, universities pay someone to prepare a → Read More

Racist video by Liberty High student sparks outrage from Washington State NAACP

A racist video showing a student at a high school in Renton has sparked outrage among African-American parents and the Washington State NAACP. → Read More

Seattle Public Schools will meet with families to talk about the use of physical restraint

In recent years, Washington has required school districts to submit data on how many times students are physically restrained or isolated by staff, and the → Read More

Young people across the Puget Sound region plan climate strikes to spur political action

Elyanna Calle, a 17-year-old who lives in Lacey, takes the bus instead of cars as much as possible. She’s a vegan, forgoing meat, dairy and eggs because → Read More

Washington will lift some restrictions on public assistance for families in poverty

The Puget Sound region has been grappling with a homelessness crisis, and many people are trying to understand the root causes. Frequently cited factors → Read More

OSPI identifies curricula schools can use for child sexual abuse prevention

About a quarter of high school seniors in Washington and 12 percent of eighth-graders say they've been forced into kissing, sexual touch or intercourse, → Read More

Graduation is an especially meaningful milestone for this survivor of Somalia's civil war

It's graduation season, and it's an accomplishment for everyone who reaches that milestone. For one mother of three who came here as a refugee from Somalia → Read More

Despite Seattle's tech focus, the school district lags in providing students computers

Computer coding and software jobs have become linchpins in Seattle's economy. But Seattle Public Schools has been outpaced by nearby school districts when → Read More

State policy artificially boosts district-level grad rates by leaving out some at-risk students

This story is the first in a three-part series called "Who's Counted: Taking a Closer Look at School District Graduation Rates." The second and third → Read More

In the #MeToo era, teachers tackle the issue of accused authors

As the #MeToo movement continues to shed light on painful stories from women, the careers of the prominent men they accuse have taken a hit. For people in → Read More

Seattle-Area Authors Release New Edition Of 'Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?'

Julie Metzger and Robert Lehman have been teaching classes on puberty and sexuality for more than 25 years through their company, Great Conversations. → Read More

Report Shows Washington Students Experiencing Homelessness Struggle Academically

The number of schoolchildren experiencing homelessness in Washington state has more than doubled in the past decade. According to a new report, their lack → Read More