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.

‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations

It’s “not an ideal” time for Lilah Amon-Lucas, a Youth Climate Strike leader in Seattle, to skip school. The 14-year-old began ninth grade at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences just two weeks ago. “I’m missing science and dance and math and history,” she said. “Those are all core classes, these are important classes, these...

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