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Maryland high school teacher Keishia Thorpe wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize

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United States teacher Keishia Thorpe, an immigrant from Jamaica who has opened up college education for low-income, first-generation American, immigrant and refugee students, has been named the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2021, in partnership with UNESCO. According to the Varkey Foundation, the purpose of the Global Teacher Prize is to recognize […]

Edmonds School District approves it 2022 Legislative Platform

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 12, 2021 – On Tuesday the Edmonds School District revealed its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan in a presentation by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, which is still in the discussion process, and unanimously approved its 2022 Legislative Platform, both of which focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.  The Strategic Plan was divided into three sections: […]

Spruce Elementary teacher receives global recognition

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While teaching students to read and write, Jennie Warmouth inspires them to think critically and develop empathy.  Jennie Warmouth, a second grade teacher at Spruce Elementary, is one of the 50 finalists in a global teacher contest. Warmouth’s ability to make standardized curricula personally applicable for her students makes her an outstanding educator. The contest […]

Staffing shortages discussed at Edmonds School District meeting

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., September 29, 2021 – The Edmonds School District held its second school board meeting of the new school year on September 28 with only three board members present. The meeting centered on the Edmonds School District’s re-entry response to COVID as well as its severe staffing shortage. Public Comments One citizen voiced concern […]

Edmonds Superintendent shares COVID safety guidelines

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LYNNWOOD, Wash. — On August 30, Supt. Gustavo Balderas posted a message that included COVID-19 safety guidelines for the upcoming school year to edmonds.wednet.edu. All of the information had been presented previously during Zoom conferences held earlier in the week. Staff, students, and parents were invited to attend the meetings — all of which are […]

Spruce Elementary groundbreaking ceremony celebrated

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 25, 2021 – The Edmonds School District, parents and architects celebrated the start of Phase 2 construction of Spruce Elementary on Wednesday, June 23. The school held Closing and Groundbreaking ceremonies to commemorate the former building’s closing and demolition and the start of the new building’s construction, which was funded through the […]

Welcome to the Real World Class of 2021

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EDMONDS, Wash. – Commencement is a word that means ‘to begin’ and on June 19, and June 20, the 2021 graduating classes of Meadowdale High School and Lynnwood High School celebrated their commencement into the real world of adulthood at Edmonds Stadium. Over the last year, from quarantines and state-wide shutdowns, remote learning and civil […]

Edmonds School District passing 2021 Capital Levy

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – The Edmonds School District has anxiously awaited the initial results from the April 2021 Special Election, which have just been released. As of this evening, the 2021 Capital Levy measure is passing with nearly 55 percent of the votes.  “I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone in our community who […]

Local leaders respond to storming of the U.S. Capitol Building

By Erin Freeman  |  Lynnwood Times Staff Local leaders have issued responses to the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The raid forced the building and representatives inside into lockdown during a protest at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. led by supporters of President Donald J Trump in opposition to his […]

Op-Ed: Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas

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By Dr. Gustavo Balderas | Edmonds School District Superintendent Dear Edmonds School District students, families, staff and community members, While I hoped to introduce myself to the community in person when I started my role as the Edmonds School District Superintendent on July 1, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed my plans, as it has changed […]

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