Mallory Gruben

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Search begins in earnest for Monroe interim superintendent

Meanwhile, Superintendent Justin Blasko is still on leave, and school officials are keeping quiet about his future.

 

Jen Hirman

State PTA director appointed to Everett School Board

Jen Hirman brings more than a decade of education policy work and local PTA involvement to the role.

 

Students line up and wait to begin their procession during Lake Stevens High School’s 2022 commencement ceremony Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Pandemic, protests leave indelible mark on high school grads

In speeches, students reflect on challenges they overcame and hopes for future

 

Emily Dykstra, an 8th grade English teacher at Cavelero Mid High School, stands in front of the school on the final day of classes Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Dykstra will be headed to Poland at the end of June to further her education on the Holocaust, which she intends to use to help teach her students about the subject. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teacher brings Holocaust history to life

Amid a statewide push for mandatory education on Nazi atrocities, Emily Dykstra will spend part of her summer at Auschwitz.

Emily Dykstra, an 8th grade English teacher at Cavelero Mid High School, stands in front of the school on the final day of classes Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. Dykstra will be headed to Poland at the end of June to further her education on the Holocaust, which she intends to use to help teach her students about the subject. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)

Amid criticism, Everett gun show on graduation day postponed

In the wake of the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, parents expressed concerns over the adjacent, coinciding events.

Angel of the Winds Arena will become Snohomish County's first COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility. (Sara Bruestle/ The Herald)
Reverend Kate Kilroy makes a heart with her hands towards passing vehicles during a rally backing LGBTQ+ students on Monday, June 6, 2022, in front of the Marysville School District Service Center in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Marysville schools pause parental consent plan for LGBTQ, other clubs

After experts said it could infringe on student rights — and lead to costly legal battles — board members hit the brakes.

Reverend Kate Kilroy makes a heart with her hands towards passing vehicles during a rally backing LGBTQ+ students on Monday, June 6, 2022, in front of the Marysville School District Service Center in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)