The dual-credit program that allows students to get college credits while in high school at little cost is proving to be a national model, but benefiting most are middle-class students who planned to go to college anyway.
- School stats: Washington spends more on preschool, but eligibility rules keep enrollment low
- Can anyone make explicit art? Tacoma educator’s raps test the limits
- UW offers coding camp for people looking to shift careers
- Online-focused Western Governors University is thriving in Washington state; can it keep growing?
- Want better-behaved kids? Allow them to mess up, new parenting book suggests
- Statewide survey asks Washington what’s left to pay for in public schools
- What questions do you have about special education in Washington?
As a first-generation college student who's been working since middle school, earning a full-ride to an Ivy League school is a great feeling for 18-year-old Abel Berhan. Here's how he did it.
A web series from the University of Washington's Cultivate Learning institute shows easy and affordable ways to create a space for young children that is conducive to learning.
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- Bring your questions about teacher diversity in Washington schools to the second annual #EducationSoWhite
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- Some wealthy Washington schools get more money than needier ones in new budget. Here’s why.
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- Report: Rich school districts will benefit more than poor ones from Washington's budget
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A new study shows who owes the most money on their student loans, and where they live across the nation. Washington residents fare well compared to the national average.
- Report busts myth of unemployable humanities grads
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- Trend toward online codes is bumping cost of college textbooks, students say
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- Students living here illegally would be eligible for Washington state aid under new bill
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