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Grandma Seatac

I’ve been called many things in my life, but “Grandma SeaTac” is the newest moniker.  Bestowed upon me by my grandsons, ages 5 and 3, there is a clear logic.  They have one set of grandparents who now live in Arizona.  These have been dubbed “Grandma and Grandpa Arizona” and so since my grandsons, like […]

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Recess Before Lunch

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 […]

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Construction Technology Program First in State

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, […]

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Old Mom Learns New Vocabulary

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 […]

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