Education

Jake Martinez-Torralba, left, smiles while and Evelyn Ward, right, does her best impression of a turkey at Central Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Piping-hot Thanksgiving takes: Snohomish elementary kids talk turkey

“The pilgrims made Thanksgiving. I know that because we read books.” Read on for more lessons from Snohomish students age 5 to 7.

 

The Washington State University Everett campus on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

You’re in! With 3.0 GPA, many students can now punch ticket to college

Five districts in Snohomish County are participating in the new Guaranteed Admissions Program. Hundreds of students will benefit.

 

The Tulalip Tribes have joined state and local leaders in calling on residents to stay home when not performing certain essential activities. Six Tulalip Tribes members had tested positive for COVID-19, including a tribal elder who died of the disease, according to the tribes. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Tulalip Tribes start planning for their own K-12 school

The move signals potential funding losses for the Marysville School District, though the concept is at least three years out.

 

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Investigator to review alleged racist taunts at Stanwood football game

It may take three weeks to complete the investigation. Meanwhile, one of the game’s officials disputed claims about slurs on the playing field.

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Senior Associate Professor James Willcox goes around the class and helps students answer questions about the present continuous verb tense in an ESL class at Everett Community College on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees get free weekly English lessons at EvCC

Snohomish County is home to 1,905 refugees from Ukraine. Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest is helping them to build new lives.

Senior Associate Professor James Willcox goes around the class and helps students answer questions about the present continuous verb tense in an ESL class at Everett Community College on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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After narrow levy loss, Monroe schools make final pitch to avoid cuts

A tax measure funds 14% of the school district’s budget. If it fails in November, there will be at least $15 million in budget cuts.

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Jose Quezada, a senior at Everett High School, wants to get a career as a translator/interpreter after high school, in part because of his success with the World Languages Assessment. Photographed in Everett, Washington on October 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Language as an asset’: Multilingual students get credits for fluency

In Everett, students can pay $10 to take the World Language Assessment. In the testing room, it’s like the United Nations.

Jose Quezada, a senior at Everett High School, wants to get a career as a translator/interpreter after high school, in part because of his success with the World Languages Assessment. Photographed in Everett, Washington on October 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

$275 million verdict for toxic exposures at Monroe school

A jury awarded millions to 10 students and parents who say they suffered injuries at Sky Valley Education Center.

In this Jan. 4, 2019 photo, workers and other officials gather outside the Sky Valley Education Center school in Monroe, Wash., before going inside to collect samples for testing. The samples were tested for PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, as well as dioxins and furans. A lawsuit filed on behalf of several families and teachers claims that officials failed to adequately respond to PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, in the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Rena Priest, Washington’s Poet Laureate, addresses students at Lake Stevens High School Thursday morning in Lake Stevens, Washington on October 13, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘Something so powerful’: Lake Stevens teens get lesson from poet laureate

Rena Priest, a Lummi Nation member, shared writing advice, read from her works and fielded questions from aspiring young poets.

Rena Priest, Washington’s Poet Laureate, addresses students at Lake Stevens High School Thursday morning in Lake Stevens, Washington on October 13, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A tray of garlic bread gets distributed to third graders during a tasting event Tuesday, Oct.11, 2022, at Eagle Creek Elementary in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At taste test, Arlington third graders turn into mini Bourdains

When it comes to school lunch menus, “it really doesn’t matter what us adults at the state agency think about a product.”

A tray of garlic bread gets distributed to third graders during a tasting event Tuesday, Oct.11, 2022, at Eagle Creek Elementary in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett Public Schools' Randi Seaberg guides students from Henry M. Jackson High School as they get off the bus during an EPS emergency drill on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett schools run drill reuniting kids, parents in emergencies

Staff directed students and “surrogate parents” as a simulation of a major evacuation due to a shooting or chemical spill.

Everett Public Schools' Randi Seaberg guides students from Henry M. Jackson High School as they get off the bus during an EPS emergency drill on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Analisa Paterno of Marysville-Getchell, left, shares a laugh with Nathan Harms Friday morning at Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett, Washington on September 23, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sky’s the limit: Snohomish County teens help build parts for Boeing

Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett trains dozens of at-risk high school students to make airplane parts, en route to a career.

Analisa Paterno of Marysville-Getchell, left, shares a laugh with Nathan Harms Friday morning at Pathfinder Manufacturing in Everett, Washington on September 23, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Tanya King, left, looks to where Hailey Newton, right, ask to hang her project Thursday afternoon at Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington on September 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

2 ‘extraordinary educators’ honored nationally for success in classroom

Tanya King in Edmonds practices “controlled chaos.” Zachary Pfrimmer in Stanwood is orderly. Data shows both have been wildly successful.

Tanya King, left, looks to where Hailey Newton, right, ask to hang her project Thursday afternoon at Beverly Elementary in Lynnwood, Washington on September 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
People gather outside of the new Northwest Carpenters Institute building prior to a grand opening celebration Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, in Burlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Building a workforce: Northwest Carpenters expand training center

About 160 Snohomish County tradespeople take the apprentice classes in Burlington center. There’s ample room to grow.

People gather outside of the new Northwest Carpenters Institute building prior to a grand opening celebration Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022, in Burlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Meadowdale High School Principal Dave Shockley laughs while touring his school’s temporary space for the new school health center on Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

First school-based clinic in Snohomish County opens at Meadowdale High

School and health officials said the new on-campus center should boost wellness and grades for Lynnwood students.

Meadowdale High School Principal Dave Shockley laughs while touring his school’s temporary space for the new school health center on Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2022, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Michael Adams is trying to navigate the school district's procedure for addressing complaints about racism after his son was the subject of some racist Snapchat messages sent by Granite Falls High School students in May. 

Photographed in Granite Falls, Washington on September 20, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After threat to ‘lynch’ Granite Falls boy, father says school fell short

Michael Adams helped craft the district’s diversity policy. Then his son became a target of racism. He now wants more changes.

Michael Adams is trying to navigate the school district's procedure for addressing complaints about racism after his son was the subject of some racist Snapchat messages sent by Granite Falls High School students in May. 

Photographed in Granite Falls, Washington on September 20, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Challenger Elementary School staff chats with bus drivers before school lets out on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County bus driver shortage creates ripple effect for schools

Widespread job vacancies mean doubling up on routes or shifting staff members to backfill for missing drivers.

Challenger Elementary School staff chats with bus drivers before school lets out on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Seattle teachers approve new contract following strike

Teachers in Seattle have approved a new, three-year contract following a strike.

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Guillermo Carvajal, a member of the support staff at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle, and Erin Carroll, an occupational therapist there, picket outside the building on the third day of a strike by the Seattle Education Association on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. The union and Seattle Public Schools continued negotiating over issued that include pay and support for special needs students. It remained unclear how long the strike might last. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

Tentative deal reached to end Seattle teachers strike

Seattle Public Schools said late Monday it had reached a tentative agreement with the union for teachers.

Guillermo Carvajal, a member of the support staff at Northgate Elementary School in Seattle, and Erin Carroll, an occupational therapist there, picket outside the building on the third day of a strike by the Seattle Education Association on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. The union and Seattle Public Schools continued negotiating over issued that include pay and support for special needs students. It remained unclear how long the strike might last. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)
Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Wildfire smoke closes schools in Index, Sultan

Unhealthy air prompted the first wildfire-related closure in Sultan. Power was cut to Index, where students were told to evacuate.

Smoke from the Bolt Creek fire silhouettes mountain ridge and tree layers just outside of Index on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)