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.

Several private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes

The seven schools drew attention to a quiet pushback against Advanced Placement in certain quarters of the education world even as the program has gained enormous influence in American high schools as a nationally recognized credential and a steppingstone to college.

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