Education

Washington Principals Call Teacher Shortage ‘Crisis’
SEATTLE (AP) — Principals across Washington are saying the current teacher shortage has reached a "crisis" and is placing severe strain on schools.
KOMO-TVreports that in a survey of 730 principals representing 35 percent of the state's public schools, 80 percent of principals said they hav…
Washington State Student Named a Rhodes scholars
SEATTLE (AP) — A Yale University student from Washington state has been named a Rhodes scholar. Mason Ji of Shoreline is among the 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2016. Ji is a senior majoring in global affairs. His senior thesis focuses on East-West dialogue and dispute res…
There Is A Better Bedtime For Your Kids
It seems like no matter how tired they are, most kids simply don’t want to go to bed and will holdout as long as possible. Indulgent parents may fudge the “official” bedtime a bit depending on what’s going on and what time the kids need to …
Music Rivals Reading For Best Childhood Development
Want to help your child or grandchild succeed in school and life? Buy them a piano! Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but bringing music into their lives at a young age can make all the difference.
It’s like a Geico commercial—did you know reading to a child helps make…
The Top Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages In The World
Are you a polyglot? Are you bilingual? I know what you’re thinking: "Hey, Dave -- just speak English!" OK. After all, more than 500 million people do.
A polyglot is someone who speaks several languages -– say about five. But less than 1 percent of the world can…
Yakima School District Searching For Teachers
Teachers are in short supply across the state these days. In fact, there's a major shortage in the Yakima School District that's affecting education.
Kirsten Fitterer, director of Community and Public Relations for the district, says local schools have 12 full-time teacher positions open an…
Singin’ the Student Loan Blues
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans.
The bureau reported yesterday that these problems "may be contributing to student debt stress...
Mercer Island School District Outlaws The Game Of Tag!
Is this the end of playground fun as we know it.  What's next?!!  Mercer Island School District is banning the harmless game of TAG without even consulting parents.
The school district's communications director told Seattle TV Station Q13that the the reason they are doing this is …

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