National PTA and Kindle will introduce their PTA Family Reading Challenge this July, a campaign to inspire families to keep learning alive by reading great books together. Throughout the month, National PTA will empower families with tips and activities that encourage ongoing reading, while challenging them to share photos, videos and memories that demonstrate how and why reading together is a fun and treasured family activity. Prizes include Amazon Kindle gift cards and Kindle E-readers. Check out their website at ptareadingchallenge.org.
Jan. 6, 2015 For more information: Mary Waggoner , Director of Communications, 425-385-4040 Catherine Matthews , Director of Curriculum and Assessment, 425-385-4058 Information and "hands on" sample test, Jan. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Community Resource Center , 3900 Broadway, Everett This spring, students in grades three through eight and 10 and 11 will take different state assessments, known as Smarter Balanced Assessments . The tests are new, and the way students take the tests is new. Instead of using paper and pencil, students will take the tests online, using Chrome Book laptops. District teachers have been learning about the ... read full article
Posted January 21, 2015 by Everett Public Schools News Release