It takes a village to earn an education award

By Rebecca Carr | Dec 09, 2009

Working in public education is no walk in the park these days, not that it ever was. But each year brings more and more state and federal regulations on how the powers that be think things should be done many such regulations determined by people who have never spent time in front of a classroom, much less earned a degree in education.

And the typical pattern lately is that the number of mandates and the level of funding provided with which to pay for them are inversely proportionate.

Even while dodging one government curveball after another, Mukilteo Elementary recently earned the distinction of being among the top 5 percent of schools in Washington state in improvement of math and reading test scores.

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