About Education Lab

Education Lab is a project of the Seattle Times that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. Our team reports on issues like improving school discipline, parent education, math instruction and more. Our goal? To connect parents, students and educators to drive innovative solutions.


How should the King County Council spend $318M for education?

Job centers on high school campuses. More money to hire teachers of color. Mentors for students. Over the past two months, the Metropolitan King County Council has heard countless ideas from the public on how it should spend $318 million on education — a one-time windfall provided through a fee on Sound Transit construction contracts. And...


Trump officials cancel Obama-era policy on school discipline

The Trump administration has formally scrapped an Obama-era policy that was meant to curb racial discrimination in schools but that became tangled in a national debate over school safety. Officials from the Education and Justice departments finalized the rollback Friday, just days after it was proposed by a federal panel on school safety. President Donald...