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Kent Transition Center students make pies, learn life skills

The annual sale gives students math and science practice, and experience in real-life work environments...

Area schools prepare for the arrival of Afghan refugees

More than 200 participants have attended Kent ISD programs designed to highlight ways to welcome students and their families...

Teaching the future teachers

Kent Career Tech Center students get hands-on teaching experience as part of the new Teacher Academy program...

CTE changed his life – he wants more students to benefit

He went to Washington D.C. to plead the case to lawmakers for more career and technical ed program funding...

Kent ISD program ‘feeds my teacher soul’

Area teachers are taking part in a cohort model of professional development, and are returning to the classroom fired up...

Connecting both ends of the talent pipeline

In his new position, Ryan Graham will spread the word to students and businesses about the possibilities offered through Kent ISD’s secondary education programs...

IT, culinary arts launching as middle-college options

The Kent ISD middle-college program, Launch U, is offering two new programs, IT and culinary arts, as pathways to earn GRCC college credits...

Business-minded man meets sweetheart, turns to education

Joe Lienesch and Gerry Verwey are the new principals at Kent Career Tech Center, and at Kent Innovation High and MySchool@Kent, respectively...

Safety comes first for new bus drivers

Eighteen new bus drivers recently received training in safety measures at Kent ISD...

Broadband network nears completion

The $4.4 million price tag for some 120 miles of fiber is covered by the ISD’s General Capital Projects Fund...

Masks are recommended, not required for students this fall

Districts align recommendations with state, CDC, to recommend but not require masking...

Student voice sought by area superintendents

Local districts will survey students next school year on key topics to hear and learn from the voice of students...

Launch U’s first graduating class celebrates success, savings

Students split their days between their home high school and GRCC. After high school, they spend a tuition-free year earning a general associate degree or one in mechanical design and starting this year, IT...

Center Programs graduates complete journey ‘from kindergarten to here’

Graduates of Kent ISD’s Center Programs recently celebrated the completion of their school careers with a festive ceremony...

Hybrid high school graduates largest class

MySchool@Kent had its largest graduating class to date this school year, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, administrators say...

Getting resources to classrooms: the critical importance of the state school aid budget process

The support from the federal government represents a rare, one-time allocation of funds to aid pandemic recovery. Long-term progress requires continued, annual advocacy at the state level around the School Aid Budget...
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