Unfortunately, the education debate in Olympia these days is more about tubing the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) than about learning and teaching.
Change is in the air. In spite of the soggy weather activity is picking up at the Ebey Slough Boat Launch. Coatless children shiver at school bus stops, hoping the clouds will part. Truckers off-load racks of bedding plants and hanging baskets at Freddy’s and Wal-Mart. Given the growth-rate of lawns, it’s a good thing that skiing is on the wane because spring chores can claim all the outdoor time householders have to spare.
Arlington’s beautiful performing arts center will not only provide students with a window to the arts, but will also serve the community in countless ways — from education and entertainment to boosting revenues for local restaurants and retailers.
Thank you, Rahm Emanuel. Mr. Emanuel, a Democratic congressman from Illinois and former senior policy adviser to President Clinton, recently published several election-year policy proposals on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal.
While the Dalai Lama will be headlining the Seeds of Compassion, a four-day celebration to nurture kindness and compassion in the world, in Seattle this weekend, a flurry of recent events shows that kindness and compassion are alive and well in north Snohomish County.
Students at California’s Canyon Verde School didn’t realize what food additives were doing to their well-being when they were challenged to take part in a nutritional study. They also didn’t realize that their diets, some carefully planned by caring parents, were loaded with unplanned inputs of hidden calories, fats and additives.