Opinion

Getting more students to graduation Snoqualmie Valley District launches school year with goals for improving graduation rate By Joel Aune, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 9:00AM

Next week, we will welcome more than 6,500 students back from the summer break as the 2015-16 school year gets underway. They will be coming back to schools where principals, teachers, and support staff are doing some truly exceptional work to ensure our students enjoy a successful school experience. In fact, the level of student achievement in our schools continues to be on par with the highest performing schools in the entire state.

 

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How things should work: To fix something, even a government policy, start by figuring out how 
it’s supposed to work

  • Aug 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Cynicism is one of my strongest suits. It hasn’t always served me well, but it’s become a habit that I don’t often see the benefit of breaking.

Remember your history: Ours is a short, 
but fascinating story

  • Aug 14, 2015 at 3:00PM

There’s a saying, often misquoted and misattributed, to the effect that the news, newspapers, or journalism, take your pick, is the “first, rough draft of history.”

Happy 50th, Medicare: Health officials consider effect of Medicare and Medicaid

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 1:15PM

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act.

Name recognition: Study your candidates, then name your choices in primary election, Aug. 4

  • Jul 24, 2015 at 10:00AM

If the 2016 presidential candidate coverage has you a little disoriented, you are not alone. It’s July, 2015, more than a year from the actual election and months from the caucuses that will convene to choose nominees by party. It seems much too soon for all this campaigning.

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