Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Page updated at 04:45 p.m.

Education 3 to 23

Commentary from all sides about Washington state's education system, from ages 3 to 23.


Editorial: Legislature needs to put students first in special session

In paying for education, the Washington Legislature must put the money where it does the most good for students.

About our '3 to 23' series

The Seattle Times editorial board urges state leaders to embrace a "3-to-23" vision that not only improves the K-12 system, but also gets children ready for kindergarten and ensures a college education is affordable.

The latest thinking on education


Editorial: Engage in new Common Core education standards

Editorial: Hazing in the Seattle School District must stop

Editorial notebook: What’s behind Rainier Beach High School’s rising test scores

Editorial: Seattle Schools contract helps build quality teaching corps

Editorial: Good ideas to make the UW a stronger powerhouse

Editorial: National Education Association teacher union wisely engages dissenters

Editorial: Preschool investment

Editorial: Teachers, districts should focus on new reforms

Editorial: City officials should care about schools

Editorial: College trust fund for students needs scrutiny

Editorial: Charter Schools Association an ally in shaping new schools

Editorial: Accountability-system changes should aid schools, students

Editorial: Seattle Public Schools must reform special education

Editorial: Seattle Public Schools’ wake-up call on federal grant audits

Editorial: Seattle School Board must do better for kids

Editorial: Reading is fundamental

Editorial: State lawmakers need to keep budget focused on education

Editorial: State budget rightly focuses on education

Editorial: Support legislation to lower the dropout rate

Editorial: Prepare students for diverse world at University of WAshington

Editorial: Students help expand scholarship opportunities

Editorial: Support legislation to lower the dropout rate

Editorial: Schools, courts should save Alder Academy

Editorial: Seattle Public Schools’ wake-up call on federal grant audits

Editorial: Yes on ‘mutual consent’ bill to end forced placement of teachers

Editorial: Seattle Community Colleges — a wise investment in students

Editorial: Legislature must enact key education reforms

Editorial: Congress should extend low-interest rate for federal student loans

Editorial: Give principals more of a voice in teacher placements

Editorial: Gov. Jay Inslee should lead on letter grades for schools

Editorial: Teacher of the year Jeff Charbonneau excels, inspires

Editorial: Legislature needs to fund more seats in high-demand fields

Editorial: Strong appointees power state’s charter-school commission

Editorial: State House should embrace Senate’s education-reform ideas

Editorial: Lift state ban on higher-education funding for prison inmates

Editorial: State lawmakers should support education-reform bills

Editorial: Seattle teachers, district should consider community group’s ideas

Editorial: Cheers for Walla Walla’s community college award

Editorial: State lawmakers should freeze college tuition rates

Editorial: A to-do list for the Washington state Legislature

Editorial: Expand college aid to children of immigrants

Editorial: Legislature should focus first on fixing public education, then asking taxpayers for funding

Editorial: College Bound — the civil right of educational opportunity

Editorial: Teachers union should withdraw suit to block charter schools

Editorial: Teachers should end boycott of MAP assessment test

Editorial: Bills to grade schools, hold back third-graders well-meaning but problematic

Editorial: Time for a re-evaluation of teacher training

Editorial: Seattle teacher protests over MAP tests counterproductive

Editorial: Rigorous process ahead for charter schools

Guest columns

Guest: State-evaluation system for teachers a good thing

Guest: Time to start teaching new science standards for the next generation

Guest: Transforming school discipline key to better education

Guest: Want great preschools for all? Look to Boston

Guest: How to train great teachers

Guest: The endless rounds of standardized testing for Washington students

Guest: School-supply fees have gotten out of hand

Guest: Nation’s schoolchildren need a better education law

Guest: State and schools should deliver on supporting veterans

Guest: How to let go of your child going to college

Guest: Preschool for all Seattle students

Guest: Want engaged citizens? Start with civics in school

Guest: A wish for better education in Washington state

Guest: There must be a better way to train teachers

Guest: Education reforms for state students blocked by WEA

Guest: Protecting kids from summer-learning loss

Op-ed: Adopt Next Generation Science Standards in schools

Guest: ‘Mutual consent’ bill gets in way of ensuring good teaching

Guest: Students in Washington schools need nurses

Guest: Kids need clear messages about going to college

Guest: Scrapping the MAP charts a course toward good teaching, not flawed testing

Guest: Rethink school discipline for students of different backgrounds

Guest: Enroll students automatically in AP, honors classes

Guest: Less assessment testing, more learning for students

Guest: Building a community to close the education achievement gap

Guest: Racial disparity in graduation rates on NCAA basketball teams

Guest: STEM graduate shortage? Computer science is where the future jobs are

Guest: Turn STEM into STEAM with arts education

Guest: Addressing racial disparity in Seattle school discipline

Guest: Arts education can transform young people

Guest: Seattle students who receive special education disciplined at higher rates

Guest: Math students cannot afford to fall behind with new Common Core standards

Guest: Blind alleys in the state budget on college tuition

Guest: Set bold instead of timid goals for our schools

Guest: Commit to poor kids to end the achievement gap

Guest: For the good of a class, student suspensions are needed

Guest: Expand early learning by fixing the state’s Working Connections Child Care program

Guest: Removing Courageous Conversations from Center School’s race and gender course is outrageous

Guest: MAP boycott is about keeping test scores out of teacher evaluations

Guest: Funding education in Washington state requires more taxes

Guest: Don’t abandon disciplined students

Guest: School funding should be tied to improvement in student learning

Guest: Create a state Department of Education that reports to the governor

Guest: Focus funding on the student in higher education

Guest: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

Guest: Why I support MAP tests as a parent

Guest: MAP is the anti-standardized test

Guest: Education public option won’t help rising costs

Guest: Public colleges should be free for all qualified applicants

Staff columns

Bring back real math to Seattle schools | Bruce Ramsey

Look to Colorado for education-reform advice | Lynne K. Varner

Bad teachers shouldn’t be forced on our kids | Jonathan Martin

The multiplier effect of skimping on higher education | Lance Dickie

Education reform is only part of answer to student achievement | Bruce Ramsey

Washington’s charter-school pioneers need to be bold | Lynne K. Varner

Minimum-wage debate in SeaTac should be about higher education | Lynne K. Varner

Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action could signal change in Washington state | Lynne K. Varner

Upskilling with MOOCs for reinvention, reinvigoration | Lynne K. Varner

The politics of a black girl’s dreadlocks at an Oklahoma school | Lynne K. Varner

How teaching needs to change for the future | Lynne K. Varner

The inequity of school fundraising | Jonathan Martin