Education

Washington state outline with ethernet cables

Op-Ed: Washington Needs Internet for All

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Last week, Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island) filed House Bill 1336. This bill should be celebrated widely and has the potential to upend the internet monopolies in Washington State. We have...

Seattle Seeks to Close Internet Access Gap

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In September, the City of Seattle released the Internet for All Seattle Report. This report follows the City's July 27th resolution to establish the...
Denny Way and 7th Avenue N recently got new curb ramps. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

To Stave off Recession Ready the Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects

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This week's financial news has been grim. With markets getting fleeced by the spreading impacts of COVID-19 and a weak response from federal officials,...
Mayor Durkan delivers her state of the city speech at Rainier Arts Center. (Credit: Seattle Channel)

Mayor Durkan Stresses Pragmatism over Systemic Change in State of City Speech

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"Being progressive means actually making progress, and we have done it," Mayor Jenny Durkan boasted in her annual State of the City speech on...

State Democrats Must Invest in the Future and Quit the Anti-Tax Games

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At the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, Senator Joe Nguyen made a clarion call for going big. "A short session is not an...

Sunday Video: How Online Ratings Make Good Schools Look Bad

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https://youtu.be/WC3ZPgg0nds Vox explains how this online school rating system may be underrating the actual quality of many schools.

Sunday Video: Why Do Schools Have Boundary Issues?

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https://youtu.be/s6EXykhBnBk In this video, Dave Amos of City Beautiful looks into the thorny politics and issues of school choice, racial and social inequality, segregation, social...

School Traffic Safety Report Highlights Risks for Students

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Missing infrastructure and a high crossing guard vacancy rate hamper Seattle students' ability to walk or bike to school Active transportation, which includes any kind...