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Lynnwood-based Mini Einstein’s Learning Center receives $1.85 million grant

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LYNNWOOD—Lynnwood-based Mini Einstein’s Learning Center was the recipient of a grant by the Washington State Department of Commerce to provide a high-quality early learning space in South Snohomish County. The agency recently awarded $30.4 million in capital funds to 42 early learning facilities that serve nearly 2,500 children across 15 counties to create 2,422 new […]

Advocates press for highly capable program testing for all students

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ARTICLE UPDATE [3-22-23 @ 2:55 pm]: SSB 5072 that will expand the highly capable program, passed the House on March 22, 2023, with 97; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. The Bill heads to the Governor Inslee for signature. OLYMPIA, Wash., February 20, 2023—School districts should be required to test all students to see if […]

Director unexpectedly resigns at Mukilteo School Board meeting

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MUKILTEO, Wash., February 13, 2023—After serving more than 11 years on the Mukilteo School District Board of Directors, Michael Simmons announced his resignation during the board’s February 13 meeting. Director Michael Simmons shared in his resignation letter, “The time commitment of a board member is without question a key piece of serving, and I have […]

Muslim parents shut down School Board Meeting over sexually explicit books

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DEARBORN, MI., October 13, 2022—Hundreds of mostly Muslim parents concerned over alleged sexually explicit LGBTQIA books in the Dearborn Public Schools, voiced their opposition to the district’s board on Monday, October 10, 2022. Officially the meeting was rescheduled for Thursday due to the initial meeting space not being large enough to accommodate the crowd, exceeding […]

County’s first school-based health center opens at Meadowdale High School

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., September 28, 2022—Community Health Center of Snohomish County opened a new school-based health center (SBHC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Edmonds School District’s Meadowdale High School today. The Meadowdale High School health center is the first SBHC in Snohomish County. Representatives from the Edmonds School District, Community Health Center of Snohomish County, Verdant […]

State’s Education Superintendent calls on DOH to remove state mask mandate for students

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Below is a statement by State Superintendent Chris Reykdal on his recommendation to the Department of Health and Governor to make masks a local health department decision for students in K–12 schools. OLYMPIA—February 9, 2022—Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Health and Governor Inslee have set essential health and safety requirements for our schools using […]

Proposed bill would require early childhood education enrollment by age 5

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OLYMPIA, Wash., January 17, 2022 – Early childhood education is so critical to student success that now some educators are pushing for enrollment in school by age five. Currently, Washington parents are allowed enrollment for their child with the local school system until age eight. If Senate Bill 5537 passes, they’ll be the last in the […]

Mukilteo School District changes COVID-19 policies amid a spike in cases

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MUKILTEO, Wash., January 16, 2022 – With the Mukilteo School District reducing the period of self-quarantine and isolation for those who have tested positive or been exposed to the COVID-19 virus from 10 to 5 days, families are left with questions regarding the well-being of their community.  In an announcement released last Friday by the […]

School Bus Driver Shortage

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 10, 2022 – The Edmonds School District announced Sunday evening that student transportation may be affected the week of January 10, 2022. The district is experiencing an increasingly severe shortage of school bus drivers due to illness and Department of Health requirements. What parents/guardians need to do Families need to monitor their […]

State of WA State Education, Jan. 7

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OLYMPIA, Wash., January 5, 2022 – This Friday, Washington state Superintendent Chris Reykdal will provide the first annual update on the state of Washington’s K–12 students, educators, and schools. Topics will include updates on student mental health and learning, health and safety, Class of 2021 graduation rates, fall 2021 assessment scores, education funding, and more. […]

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