Lynne K. Varner

Buoyed by changes in public education

Lasting improvements in public education have been hard-won and tempered by a discovery that change in the K-12 system will never be swift, but rather...

A columnist bids a heartfelt adieu

Today is the last day you'll see a post from me in The Seattle Times editorial page's Opinion Northwest blog. Monday's edition of the Times...

Charter schools pass court scrutiny mostly intact

Someone at the Washington Education Association needs to brush up on their reading comprehension. The state teachers' union crowed with jubilation Thursday, saying that King County Superior Court Judge Jean...

Saving the children at Childhaven

Many in philanthropy and social services were caught off guard by federal Medicaid officials recent decision to cut off funding to Childhaven, which provides child care and therapy for abused...