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Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

December 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Roundup: Remembering former UW president; sub shortage common across state

Former UW President William Gerberding dies at 85: Gerberding, the University of Washington’s longest-serving president, presided over the school during a tumultuous period in the ’80s and ’90s. He died Saturday in Seattle at the age of 85.

Survey finds most WA districts have sub shortage: A recent survey conducted by the Washington Office of the State Actuary and presented to a legislative committee found 74 of about 90 districts across the state are having trouble finding substitute teachers. The districts cited several potential reasons for the problem, including low pay and a pension plan that prevents some retired teachers from returning to the classroom before they turn 65.

Local funeral-services program trains future embalmers: Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s two-year funeral services program is the only one of its kind in the state.

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