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Category Archives: Education

AWB Institute Celebrates First Leadership Washington Graduates

The first-ever class of Leadership Washington, AWB Institute’s (AWBI) premiere program  to cultivate and educate the next generation of Washington industry leaders graduated recently. A ceremony was held at AWB’s annual Spring Meeting in Spokane. Kicked off at AWB’s Policy Summit last September and sponsored by Battelle, the class of nine Leadership Washington members met… Continue Reading

Grad Nation Report Says U.S. on Track to Reach 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate by 2020

For the third year in a row, the country remains on pace to achieve the national goal of a 90 percent on-time high school graduation rate by 2020, according to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation report released today by America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. The… Continue Reading

FORD/AAA Student Auto Skills State Competition Creates Opportunities for Automotive Technicians at Bellevue High School

Top high school automotive technicians will challenge their technical skills and stretch their innovative minds at the Washington Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills State competition on Tuesday, April 28. Twenty high school students from across Washington, including two students from Bellevue High School, will compete for thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships and a chance to… Continue Reading

High School Exchange Students Reach Record Numbers in 2015

International Experience – USA (iE-USA), a high school student exchange organization, announced that they plan to welcome a record number of students to U.S. communities in the fall of 2015, mirroring a national trend. According to CSIET (Council on Standards for International Education Travel), 200,000+ exchange students are expected in 2015. As the leading English-speaking… Continue Reading

Bellevue College VP Dr. Gayle Colston Barge named one of the nation’s top 25 Women in Higher Ed

Dr. Gayle Colston Barge, Bellevue College Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has been named one of the nation’s Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in their annual special issue for Women’s History Month. Barge is recognized as an expert on African-American women and work-life balance.  This fall she will present… Continue Reading

Bellevue Teacher Catherine Guilford Honored as Elementary Teacher of the Week!

On Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 10:00am, STAR 101.5 SURPRISED Spiritridge Elementary teacher, Mrs. Catherine Guilford, and presented her with the STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week award.  In a local contest conducted by STAR 101.5 radio, Catherine Guilford, a 5th grade teacher, was nominated by her student, Luke Sanders.  STAR 101.5’s Afternoon Show… Continue Reading

New program to help parents teach teenagers safe driving habits

The Department of Licensing has partnered with Safe Roads Alliance to launch a new program sponsored by State Farm® that provides parents and guardians with a simple, easy-to-follow plan designed to help teens develop safe driving habits. “Young drivers in Washington State, between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, are more than twice… Continue Reading

The Lean IT Association Launches with Mission to Set a Global Standard for Lean IT Education and Certification

The Lean IT Association – a consortium of global leaders in the IT Training and Certification Industry –  today announced its formation and revealed its newly developed Lean IT Certification Scheme. The Certification Scheme sets out an important reference for professionals in several degrees of knowledge and competence. The Lean IT Association (LITA) is led… Continue Reading

Covenant Shores’ Jim Brockmeyer Receives $1,000 Scholarship from LeadingAge Washington

Recently, Covenant Shores Fitness Coordinator/Director of Wellness Jim Brockmeyer of Bothell was one of nine to receive the LeadingAge Washington’s 2014 Scholarship Award. Established in 2006, the senior living industry scholarship program recognizes and encourages long term care workers to continue their education, and gain knowledge and the experience necessary to improve the quality of care and life of… Continue Reading

St. Thomas School Helps Shape Microsoft’s OneNote Class Notebook Creator

St. Thomas School in Medina, WA has a long history of incorporating laptop programs for students in the third through eighth grades so they can produce videos, compose music, take online math tests, and author book reviews and essays. This year the school expanded the program to include a program for first through second grade students and chose the Surface… Continue Reading