Washington state schools seek waiver from U.S. test-result penalties

Reuters – Staff Writer “Washington state, which already lost an exemption from some requirements of U.S. education law, is asking not to be penalized for lower test scores this year as districts switch to a standardized exam tethered to tougher standards,...

‘Hero’ teacher tackles shooter in Washington high school (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – Donna Gordon Blankinship “A popular teacher being hailed as a hero for tackling a 16-year-old shooter inside a Washington state high school said he did what any other U.S. educator would do: He ran toward the gunfire instead...

Are students getting enough STEM?

E-School News – Alex Cornacchini “Washington residents are concerned about the state’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, according to a survey conducted by Washington STEM, a nonprofit aiming to improve innovation in STEM...