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

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November 18, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Education Lab, Year II: Staff changes and what’s ahead

educationlab_facebookDear readers,

Education Lab is now past its infancy, and starting its second year.  You may have noticed some staffing changes that we’ve been remiss in formally announcing.

But first, a big thanks to all of you for reading, and sharing your perspectives and questions. Thanks for making this one of the most popular news blogs at The Seattle Times, and helping us grow and improve.

Education Lab is an experiment, a chance to try out new ways of writing about education and, more important, new ways of interacting with you. We’re focused on promising practices we see in our public schools, not as a way to avoid writing about the problems — we’ll continue to do that, too — but as one way to address them.


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July 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Round-up: Sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone, UW and WWU named great places to work

Survey finds sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone (AP): The percentage of U.S. high school students who report using synthetic HGH at least once has more than doubled to 11 percent in the latest survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The substance is commonly sought after by young people who want to improve their athletic performance or enhance their looks.

UW, WWU make national list of top colleges to work forThe University of Washington and Western Washington University were included on the most recent “Great Colleges to Work For” list published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The list was based on a survey of 43,000 college employees.


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