LocalIssaquah teachers join walkout to protest state’s education funding
About 80 percent of the approximately 1,100 teachers in the Issaquah School District were part of last week’s one-day walkout May 19, said Doug Jones, president of the Issaquah Education Association, the local teacher’s union.
In most cases with parents and students joining them, teachers lined the streets in eight locations, calling for state legislators to fully fund education, to meet the demands of the state Supreme Court McCleary decision, which makes paying for basic education the fundamental job for the state.
SportsLiberty soccer grad suits up for local PDL team
When Liberty High School boys soccer coach Darren Tremblay reflects on the Patriots’ 2014 team, he remembers the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.
The Patriots won the Class 3A/2A KingCo regular-season title, but couldn’t make it back to the state playoffs after faltering in the conference tournament.
SchoolsLet’s Talk About It — Beware the dangers of texting while driving
In an era dominated by technology, texting has become the go-to method of fast communication. Especially for teenagers, texting is present everywhere in our lives: when we’re at school, when we’re hanging out with friends, when we’re talking to parents and when we’re driving.
The truth of the matter is that if someone were to say, “Don’t text while driving” and another person were to say, “Don’t drink while driving”, the latter person would be taken more seriously. It’s easy to downplay the dangers of texting, emailing or calling when driving because of the perceived benign nature of the cell phone compared to other substances, such as alcohol.