School’s back in session but learning will be from a distance

Pandemic is forcing all Snohomish County public schools to begin the year with remote learning


After decades in district, Evergreen librarian checks out

Gregg Elder taught, coached and supported during his 43 years in the Everett School District.


Profiling the next Edmonds school leader is a public event

An online survey and meetings will help identify the most desired traits for a new superintendent

Changes inside and outside the classrooms as school resumes

As students return, they’ll find new leaders, new grad rules and, for some, required uniforms.

Leader of powerful union comes straight out of the classroom

Larry Delaney, a Lakewood HS math teacher, takes the helm of the Washington Education Association.

Layoffs and larger classes help Edmonds solve fiscal problem

School board approved plan that counts on spending cuts and reserves to erase a projected shortfall.

Reykdal wants second term leading state public school system

Snohomish native, who narrowly won the seat in 2016, announced his re-election bid Thursday

In the school lunch line, self esteem can be expensive

When students can’t pay, most schools offer a free stigma sandwich. But not in the Edmonds district.

Voters to consider $330M for new school, more classrooms

The Feb. 13 ballot in Everett will have a bond measure for a high school and a property tax levy.

Lawmakers ready to hunker down on school funding

A small group of lawmakers will gather Wednesday to begin the difficult negotiations on a plan for fully funding public schools. Eight legislators,… Continue reading

Bothell’s new high school is modeled on the best in the world

Eric McDowell is a high school principal without students. For a few more months, at least. McDowell arrived at the new North Creek… Continue reading

State House passes education funding bill; challenges loom

The state House on Wednesday approved a $7.6 billion blueprint for fully funding public schools as required by the Supreme Court. On a… Continue reading

Mukilteo’s all-day kindergarten school to be ‘a happy place’

The Mukilteo School District plans to open a new school in the fall only for kindergarten students — part of an expansion to… Continue reading

Everett dismissed from school district funding lawsuit

State schools chief Chris Reykdal has succeeded in getting his office dropped from a lawsuit challenging how local property tax levies are spent… Continue reading

Front Porch: Lake Stevens district seeks name for new school

Name new school The Lake Stevens School District is looking for a name for Elementary School No. 7, which is under construction. People can submit… Continue reading

School Winners (Oct. 10, 2016)

Brighton teacher a finalist for national award Kitten Vaa, a second-grade teacher at the private Brighton School in Mountlake Terrace, was named Sept. 28 as… Continue reading

More Everett district students taking SAT test

High school students in Snohomish County generally scored higher on the overhauled SAT exam, first given this spring, than the statewide average. The… Continue reading

Lawmaker, teaching coach vie for state superintendent post

Randy Dorn is stepping down after eight years as state superintendent of public instruction, and two Democrats… Continue reading