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The Washington State Board of Education has awarded the Washington State Achievement Award in Mathematics to Cascade View Elementary for 2012. The award is presented to schools based on student achievement on the statewide math test for the last two years. This year only 21 elementary schools throughout the state received this award. Of the 21 schools only 4 schools had over 60% students from low income families. Cascade View had 90% students from low income families. In addition, Cascade…Continue
Seven 4th and 5th grade students from Tukwila's Thorndyke Elementary School competed in the Global Reading Challenge, sponsored and organized by the King County Library System (KCLS). Students must read 10 books selected by the KCLS and then answer questions on the books in a competition format with teams of students from other schools. The Thorndyke team won their school, district and regional challenges, earning the right to compete in the county wide Grand Challenge. The Grand Challenge…Continue
The Tukwila School District has partnered with the Technology Access Foundation (TAF) to offer an after school robotics program for students at Showalter Middle School. The program started in January and now has 20 students enrolled. The TAF mission is “TAF equips students of color for success in college and life through the power of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.” STEM education is a key to access great jobs and is important to our student’s…Continue
The Tukwila School District is part of a consortium of school districts in South King County that has received a $460,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help improve the career and college readiness of ELL students. The program will focus on offering high school credit to ELL and other students who come from homes in which languages other than English are spoken. High school credits will be granted to students who can demonstrate proficiency in a world language other…Continue