Steve Scher talks with Janet Abbate, associate professor of Science and Technology In Society at Virginia Tech, about the history and early users of the Internet. Abbate is also the author of, "Inventing the Internet."
Originally published on Thu March 6, 2014 3:12 pm
They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.
Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 4:43 pm
The essay is optional. Scores will return to 1,600. And there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. Those are the big takeaways from the SAT changes announced Wednesday.
The College Board said the revisions, the first updates to the college entrance exam since 2005, will take effect in 2016.
Other changes announced: Certain vocabulary words will be dropped in favor of those more commonly used in school and at work, and test-takers will have the option to take the SAT on a computer.
Steve Scher talks with Liv Finne, director of Washington Policy Center's Center for Education, about her take on universal preschool and why she thinks Seattle should focus its priorities elsewhere.
The Washington Board of Natural Resources voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of 200 acres of the Olympic Peninsula. The money from the timber sale will go to the University of Washington.
The land is home to a rare seabird whose numbers have plummeted to the point that it’s listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Steve Scher talks with journalist Caitlin Flanagan about her Atlantic Magazine cover story, "The Dark Power of Fraternities."
Flanagan said the fraternity industry is the largest provider of alcohol to underage drinkers in the United States outside of family members.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sets things straight after a reversal of police misconduct cases kicked up some dust.
State lawmakers reach a compromise over whether student test scores should factor in teacher evaluations, and the City Council regulates Seattle's ridesharing companies.
Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with Crosscut’s Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger, news analyst Joni Balter and Livewire's Luke Burbank.
David Hyde talks with Katara Jordan, attorney with the Children and Youth Project of Columbia Legal Services, about a recent report from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The report claimed there are more than 30,000 homeless students in the Washington state.
Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 6:32 am
State colleges and universities across Idaho are appealing to state lawmakers' fiscally conservative side in an attempt to sideline a proposal to allow guns on campuses.
Washington is now the fourth state in the nation to give college students who are in the country illegally access to state-funded financial aid.
Washington state students who are in the country illegally have reason to celebrate. On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s Real Hope Act, also commonly called the DREAM Act.
Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 12:06 pm
If you want to teach kids to adopt healthier eating habits, it's probably unwise to give them coupons for fast food chains at school.
And those advertisements for sugary sodas on the gymnasium scoreboard? Seems like another mixed message schools are sending kids.
When you were a kid, your mom probably insisted you eat breakfast before school.
Studies show she was right; students who eat breakfast do better academically. Still, many kids go without – especially those living in poverty.
The definition of bullying in Washington could be expanded to include any act of "emotional harm" against a student.
State lawmakers took testimony Thursday on this potentially controversial revision to the state’s anti-bullying law.