Last month, The Washington State Apprenticeship Council officially recognized the pre-apprenticeship program offered by the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Construction Program – launching the program into elite status as one of the top of its kind in the country. Read more.
Find blog articles on education in the Seattle Area on www.NorthwestGoldCoast.com.
How do you thank an anonymous donor for giving a part of his/her body to your family member? How do you thank countless medical personnel for seeing your family through two very eventful years? How do you thank friends and family who prayed for, encouraged and supported you through those years? As a logical sequential […]
My former alma mater and favorite class, the Tyee Band, has been invited to play at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC this upcoming January. After spending four years in that band room, including the 2001 Earthquake, and six years total studying under the director, Lyn Nelthropp, I am well aware of what a […]
In case the storefront windows of the area haven’t alerted you, it is Back to School Time! Today, I am here with our high school correspondent, Rebekka, to learn about preparing for back to school this year. Rebekka, tell our audience a little bit about yourself. Hi, I’m Rebekka and I am going to turn […]
Jamie Ewing Takes Top Honors in Microsoft Education Forum Burien, WA – Jamie Ewing, a fifth grade teacher at Mount View Elementary, was awarded top honors in Microsoft’s Partners in Learning U.S. Forum. He is one of 16 educators in the nation honored for inspiring student learning and impacting positive change through technology in the […]
Highline Public Schools is hoping to utilize a simple change to their daily schedule that has massive potential for change in student behavior and performance in school. This schedule change is known as Recess Before Lunch (RBL). RBL reverses the school system’s longstanding practice of having lunch first followed by recess resulting in students rushing […]
The 4th Annual Back to School Fair proved to be another huge success with a turnout that was better than ever. With a new school year now underway, many kids in the SeaTac community were able to head back to school with brand new backpacks filled with much of the supplies needed for the upcoming […]
I-Ball founder Kyle Keyes has experienced many personal struggles but through them all has found sports to be a means to carry on and find success. As a child Keyes was raised in a broken home where he received very little mentoring or advocacy. From the age of five Keyes was involved in sports – playing basketball, football, baseball and soccer. Throughout his childhood and […]
Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) unveiled a new Building and Construction Trades curriculum at an event hosted with the Building Trades Leadership. The pilot program, dubbed “multi-craft core curriculum,” has been a joint project, under development over the last 18 months, between PSSC’s Construction Technology Instructor Ken Pierson and the Seattle Pipe Trades, Local 32, […]
Launching July 1, 2009, a new program aimed at assisting students in U.S. colleges and universities will be available through AffinityCare, Inc. The program consists of a wide range of prepaid services including relationship, emotional wellness, financial, and legal consultation. As a population, college students report that when they become stressed or feel anxious, depressed, […]
While most people in our community still have jobs, homes, and plenty of food, it nags at us that there are many who are living in fear of failure. It is most painful when we see that many of those living in fear are the youngest in our community. Thankfully, there are community leaders who […]
This school year marks my 18th consecutive year as a parent of students in Highline Public Schools. Over that period of time I have witnessed many changes in curriculum, schedules, staff training and school structures. In my opinion, however, the greatest of these changes has been at the high school level. The transition of Highline’s […]
A growing number of parents want to home school. They worry about the environment and values that government schools offer. While the shear quantity of effort is daunting in the lower grades, by high school many parents wonder if they know enough to prepare their children for college. Homeschooling high school is a joy and […]
Highline Public Schools and the City of Burien have partnered to distribute housing incentives to newly-hired teachers in an innovative program geared toward attracting and keeping quality teachers in high-demand academic areas. The grant will provide up to $250 per month to qualified teachers who rent or purchase a home in the city of Burien. […]