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Leaders urge public to press lawmakers for more school funding in face of crisis

‘Our Kids, Our Future’ website offers resources to help the community share their concerns about the pandemic-induced school funding crisis...

The Class of 2020: learning to roll with it

From 9/11 to the coronavirus, the Class of 2020 saw and experienced tremendous change within their school careers and young lives...

Summer school is in session

By Kent ISD offering free summer school, MySchool@Kent is expecting to triple its usual summer enrollment...

Sun, fun & learning

Summertime learning offered through Kent ISD, area partners, local districts...

What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios

Much is still to be determined about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, and superintendents are preparing for various scenarios. Families are asked to complete a survey to provide input and share their opinions...

Kent ISD to close Kent Innovation High

Kent ISD announces it will phase out the Kent Innovation High program, although current students can complete the program...

‘So many doors have opened’

With the aid of Kent ISD’s Project NorthStar, a new father made a choice that led him to not only graduate, but to do so early...

Helping students struggling with isolation-induced anxiety and other mental health issues

Now that they can’t meet with students behind a closed door in their office, school mental health workers are finding other ways to help...

Supporting parents as teachers

Bright Beginnings was recently recognized by the national organization that sets standards for early childhood programs...
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Taking care of plants, chickens and bees while students are away

While students are at home, teachers take care of the greenhouse and chicken coop at the Kent Career Technical Center Sustainable Agriscience program...

Maintaining the bridge

Schools being closed because of COVID-19 hasn't changed their mission or their focus, just the ways they get their job done...

A virtual world, and that includes board meetings

With permission from the governor, many area public school districts are entering new territory, hosting virtual board meetings...

Business as usual

While traditional brick-and-mortar schools had to close due to the statewide stay-at-home order, online learning continued for these students and staff...
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Amid the virus gloom, schools shine rays of goodness

For every storm cloud there’s a rainbow on the horizon, and in the midst of coronavirus, there are plenty of bright spots to illuminate -- especially in the world of education...

Getting down to business

Through the inaugural Student StartUp Day, area high school students met with local professionals and learned what it takes to make an idea for a business a reality...

A year of adventure cut short

For many exchange students, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant going home early, missing key high school moments...
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