Seattle schools may halt most suspensions for young kids

The Seattle Times – Claudia Rowe “Seattle’s school board may declare a moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for all elementary students, beginning this September, as a way to force changes in discipline in all schools across the city. Such a move has...

Science: The Next Generation

The Columbian – Susan Parrish “In a century-old forest, teacher Mark Watrin led students along a downhill path and deeper into a thick stand of Douglas fir and Western red cedar. Minutes earlier, the students conducted field tests in a sunlight-dappled...

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...