Pending legislation in Washington state could give teachers free access to resources that would help them make students more media literate and help them grow into good citizens of the digital world they’ll inherit.
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal visited Elk Plain School of Choice in Spanaway on Wednesday for the formal adoption of new standards that will govern arts teaching in Washington schools. The school for kindergarten through eighth grade students, which is part of the Bethel School District, offers an arts-rich curriculum that includes dance, visual arts, theater, music and more. “Education involves the whole child,” Reykdal said. “The arts are part of that.”
Kids at Clover Creek Elementary took a stand against the dangers of tobacco Tuesday, spelling out “Stomp Out Tobacco” by placing cups in a fence, and sharing statistics about the adverse effects of tobacco use.
Kids move in Monday to a remodeled Stewart Middle School in Tacoma. Once an example of urban decay, the historic school, which dates from 1924, has been transformed into a 21st century learning environment.
Kelly Green, director of Public Relations and Events, along with Laura Price, director of facilities for South Puget Sound Community College, conduct a tour of Building 3 on the SPSCC Lacey campus where the Advanced Manufacturing program is housed. The building will be renovated with money from the sale of the college's Hawks Prairie location.
About 75 students, faculty members and union supporters participate in a rally on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the Quad at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. It was part of a day-long walkout organized by members of the Seattle-based Service Employees International Union Local 925, which represents the university’s contingent and adjunct faculty members.