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Snohomish County Schools: How the pandemic affected student achievement

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, July 25, 2022 – The first round of test scores since the pandemic is in for Snohomish County schools. Almost entirely across the board, fewer students met standards for English, Math, and Science, indicating how the last two years have affected public education. However, this decrease in the number of students that met […]

Activist groups resort to School Surety Bonds claims in attempt to end mask mandates

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In an attempt to counter mask mandates at local school districts, some organizations across the nation have begun to employ a little-known approach – targeting the surety bonds of their public school officials. Two activist groups in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bethalto, Ill., have resorted to this tactic. Public officials – including superintendents, treasurers, and others […]

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 […]

February Special Election 2022: Winners, losers, and too close to call

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UPDATE [7 PM 2-9-22] Updated Special Election Results SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., February 8, 2022 – Today was the last day hundreds of thousands of Snohomish County residents cast their ballot to vote in the 2022 Special Election for county and local elections. Results are based on ballots counted as of Tuesday, February 9. Special Election results […]

School District Bonds and Levies on February ballot

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This February, voters will decide the fate of their local school districts as they vote on education bonds and levies that provide critical funding for their schools. Over a decade ago, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that the state was failing to fully fund education, therefore violating its constitutional duty. As a result, Washington State […]

Three students arrested amidst separate school threats

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 10, 2021 – Three students in local school districts have been arrested over the last few days for making threats against schools in separate incidents. A 12-year-old in Everett and a 13-year-old and 14-year-old in Mukilteo face charges for threats against schools in their districts, just days after the fatal Oxford, […]

Do Parents Have a Say over Education? Edmonds and Mukilteo respond

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 2, 2021 – In November, the Lynnwood Times published an article entitled “Do Parents Have a Say over Education?” to discuss the controversial letter released by the National School Board Association (NSBA).  Though the NSBA later removed and apologized for the letter, the effects of the letter included action by the Department […]

Do parents have a say over education?

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While many concerned parents are storming school boards to debate Critical Race Theory (CRT), sex education, and mask mandates in their public schools, some have begun to ask a broader question: do parents have a say over education at all? Virginians say “yes” The recent Virginia gubernatorial race addressed this question. Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe […]

Snohomish County Schools: A comparison across the County

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 14, 2021 – Each school year, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) updates its K12 Report Card, which details the academic achievements, among other metrics, of Washington public school districts. The Lynnwood Times has compiled several metrics from the most recent OSPI Report Card and from the individual districts’ […]

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