Chris Reykdal, state superintendent of public instruction, laid out the state’s guidelines for grading in the final term of this school year.

Students cannot fail, says state superintendent in laying out grading policy

While local school districts will receive plenty of latitude in deciding how to properly evaluate students in the final weeks of the school year, the… Continue reading


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pauses at the end of a news conference Monday at the Capitol in Olympia. He announced that schools will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and that public and private school students will continue distance learning through June. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

1.2 million students won’t return to classrooms anytime soon

The governor has extended a statewide closure through June 19 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Husband suspected of murdering former Kitsap County educator

Former Kitsap County teacher Lynn Heimsoth, 58, was allegedly shot and killed by her husband, Kevin Heimsoth, last week, according to the Bellingham Herald. Heimsoth… Continue reading

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Salmon Tours return to Poulsbo

Salmon tours kick off this Saturday at Poulsbo’s Fish Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event celebrates the return of salmon to Kitsap… Continue reading

Shipyard welcomes educators and counselors for tour

Tour consisted of hands-on demonstrations and Q&A panels

NKSD Paraeducators dressed in blue to show they’re a team while speaking to the district board. (photo courtesy of Dawn Navarette)

Paraeducators ask NKSD board to restore cut hours

Editor’s Note - a previous version of this story included an erroneous quote: “Some of these kids have health situations that require a para that… Continue reading

NKSD Paraeducators dressed in blue to show they’re a team while speaking to the district board. (photo courtesy of Dawn Navarette)

WSU extension to bring Poultry Education class to Bremerton

Class will be held October 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Norm Dicks Government Center

CKSD teacher named American Legion Educator of the Year

Kim Witte, a second-grade teacher at Esquire Hills Elementary School, was surprised Sept. 17 at a school assembly when she received the state’s K-5 American… Continue reading

Community Pride scholarship applications sought

Applicants must demonstrate a vision for the future of South Kitsap.

In danger? Run away from the scene, expert says

This article is part of our Learning to Survive series.

A community conversation: SK 360 forum concludes May 14

South Kitsap School District community to provide feedback on the future of district facilities.

Time to celebrate school choice in America

It’s National School Choice Week around the nation.

Six finalists for Olympic College president announced

Six out of 100 candidates are finalists to replace Dr. David Mitchell, who retires Dec. 31.

Rolfes: CTE funding a ‘back to the future’ effort

SILVERDALE — Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-23rd District, said ensuring funding for career and technical education is “sort of a back-to-the future kind of effort.” Rolfes… Continue reading

OC, WSU power up new electrical engineering building

BREMERTON — It wasn’t the traditional ribbon-cutting, but on Aug. 21, there was no mistaking the grand opening commemoration of Olympic College and Washington State… Continue reading