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.

Coronavirus school closures to continue statewide through the end of the school year

Washington state governor Jay Inslee leaves a press conference about the coronavirus outbreak in downtown Seattle Monday, March 16, 2020. 213358

The closures were supposed last until at least April 24, about six weeks, but state schools chief Chris Reykdal has repeatedly stressed the shutdown could last longer.

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