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.

Seattle’s school test scores improving — except for students learning English

Test scores for English learners, who make up 12.5 percent of Seattle Public Schools students, are worse than they were four years ago.

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