Education Project

Our community wants more local reporting on education-related issues.


Based on feedback from readers and conversations we’ve had with community members, reporting on education news throughout Snohomish County is a critical beat that The Daily Herald needs to cover more deeply than ever.

Good educational opportunities and systems help residents and communities to thrive. So we established the Education Project as a long-term journalism initiative that will inform and connect students, families, leaders, and others throughout the community on critical issues, challenges, and solutions for education in Snohomish County.

But first, we need your help to grow the fund.

Check out these recent Herald education stories.

An "Ales for the Arts" event hosted by the Foundation for Edmonds School District in Edmonds, Wash., June  20, 2024. The group is raising money to save music classes from district cuts. (Chona Kasinger/The New York Times)

From Edmonds to Minneapolis, schools nationwide face budget woes

Federal pandemic aid helped keep school districts afloat, but that money is coming to an end.

  • June 27, 2024
Maplewood Parent Cooperative School seventh and eighth grade students listen to Mason Rolph of Olympia Community Solar speak about different solar projects during a science class for the student's Sustainable Schools engineering units on Friday, June 7, 2024 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How can Edmonds make new schools more sustainable? Students have ideas

In a town hall Friday, students from Maplewood Parent Co-op will make pitches for the soon-to-be rebuilt College Place schools.

  • June 13, 2024
Snohomish School District Transportation Supervisor Karl Hereth backs up the district’s one electric school bus Thursday, March 6, 2024, at the district bus depot in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Sultan, Snohomish to get federal money for clean school buses

Local school districts are among more than 500 set to receive propane or electric buses, the White House announced on Wednesday.

  • May 29, 2024

Community support is essential

If you believe local journalism must play a greater role in providing the local education news you need to understand the issues that impact you, your family, and the community, please donate to the Herald’s Education Project.

Funds raised for this initiative will pay for the news resources to cover essential education news. Please, give now.

Donate Online

To donate by check: Make your check payable to Local Media Foundation. Write "Daily Herald Education Project" in the memo line and mail to The Daily Herald, Attn: Journalism Fund Donation, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Print and complete this donation form to include with your check.

Do you want to make a donation with a donor-advised fund or through your employer’s matching gifts program? Ensure your gift is properly allocated and you are properly credited for your generosity. Follow the instructions in this handy guide.

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The Daily Herald maintains editorial control over content produced through this initiative.

Our fiscal sponsor

The Daily Herald Education Project is administered by Local Media Foundation, tax ID #36-4427750, a Section 501(c)(3) charitable trust affiliated with Local Media Association. The mission of Local Media Foundation is to ensure a healthy future for local journalism, which is essential to a strong democracy, by reinventing business models for news. Donations to Local Media Foundation for the Education Project are tax-deductible to the extent of the law, and they will help pay for the Herald’s news resources needed to dig deep into education issues and their ripple effects in Snohomish County. No goods or services are provided in exchange for contributions. Please consult a tax advisor for details.