Education

The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Topics include the University of Washington and other colleges; the Common Core and standardized testing; teacher pay and strikes; charter schools; school discipline; classroom teaching methods; and funding under the McCleary decision. Coverage also includes the Education Lab project.

National report gives Washington state an ‘F’ for efforts to remove lead from school drinking water

Shelly Kerby manages the drinking water quality program for Seattle Public Schools. After flushing the water system at Emerson Elementary School in South Seattle, Kerby collects water samples from each fixture in the hallways and classrooms before shipping the vials off to a lab for testing of lead, copper and other contaminants. Since 2004, the Seattle Public Schools has tested every source of drinking water in every school every three years. 
Photographed on November 21, 2018. 208524

Nearly two dozen states flunked a national ranking of their efforts to remove lead from drinking water in public schools and preschool centers.

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