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Student health center to support good health and academic success

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Families in Sunnyside now have a school-based resource to support their students’ health and academic success in the classroom. The John Hughes Health Center opened this fall to students and now offers students physical and mental health programs. The health center was constructed with a federal grant aimed at providing health services to students in… Continue Reading Student health center to support good health and academic success
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Hood Canal School District Creates School Community Council

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In an effort to get the community and families more involved and improve communication, Hood Canal School recently formed a School Community Council.   It provides a forum for collaboration and consultation with the superintendent/principal.   The focus is on examination of programs, policies and procedures that lead to improved student learning and achievement at Hood Canal… Continue Reading Hood Canal School District Creates School Community Council
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Columbia Virtual Academy brings the school to the student

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Most families that enroll in Columbia Virtual Academy (CVA), are looking for an education delivered at a distance, but not necessarily online. With the growing, nationwide interest in bringing education to students – especially rural students – via leading edge technology, CVA is piloting a project that puts online teaching and learning to the test.… Continue Reading Columbia Virtual Academy brings the school to the student
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“Whatever-it-takes” mentality drives Tukwila School District’s success

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You don’t have to look further than Tukwila to find a school district grappling with many of the challenges facing American education today. These include a rapidly changing population, an influx of immigrants and refugees who often lack English language skills, tremendous multi-cultural diversity, poverty, and suburban change, to name a few. School directors from… Continue Reading “Whatever-it-takes” mentality drives Tukwila School District’s success
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It’s always a great day to be a bulldog at Foster High

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Foster High School is the most diverse school in the nation. Located in Tukwila, the go-to spot for refugee-resettlement by the International Rescue Committee, it’s no wonder that there are more than 45 different dialects spoken in the school. Principal Pat Larsen explained to school board members on the Innovative Schools Tour in September that… Continue Reading It’s always a great day to be a bulldog at Foster High
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Cosmopolis after-school program inspiration for art on a shoestring

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Opportunities are diminishing in schools across the country for students to participate in high-quality arts instruction and activities. Budget cuts and a shift in curriculum priorities have taken their toll on arts education in public schools. Recent results from a survey in Washington state show that 33 percent of elementary students receive less than one… Continue Reading Cosmopolis after-school program inspiration for art on a shoestring
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Students in Highline find their passion in real-world learning experiences

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Big Picture High School’s Principal Jeff Petty is quick to point out that their school facilities aren’t state-of-the-art. But that doesn’t seem to matter to the students and staff. The aging campus with cement walls and worn outdoor corridors is not dampening anyone’s dreams. “While it would be nice to be in a new facility,… Continue Reading Students in Highline find their passion in real-world learning experiences
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