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March 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Racist social media posts: A life lesson learned

Occasionally life throws us something ugly. We have the option to embrace and grow the ugliness, or we can reject it quickly and use it as a teachable moment to snatch the joy of victory from the agony of defeat. This was the choice facing the Issaquah High School and Garfield High School basketball teams Friday…

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January 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Education and technology: The value of modern skills in the classroom

Illustration by Donna Grethen / Op Art

Unplugging can be a good thing, but there’s still value in some tech

I thoroughly enjoyed your article on Issaquah High School students unplugging from technology for three straight days [“Dump your cellphone? High-school students to unplug for three days,” Education Lab, Jan. 14].

First, I think this is a great idea not only because the younger generation has become so reliant on technology but also because, like Claudia Rowe wrote, it allows them to see how it was like for their parents to attend school and the ways in which they were forced to interact face to face.

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