Education

International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

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A program called Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students to work in the U.S. for a year if they’re hired within 90 days of graduating.

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Our April 23 reporting workshop is a rare opportunity for writers to get the lowdown from Globalist editors on how to become ace reporters.

Fourth grader Arthur Gwozdz of Newcastle points at his parents’ native Poland on a map in his family’s living room. (Photo by Kyle Haddad-Fonda)

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A mysterious geography bug seems to catch a lot of boys in elementary school. But why are there so few girls competing in the National Geographic Bee?

Heirius Howell former King County youth jail inmate. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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Heirius Howell, who practically grew up in King County Juvenile Detention Facility, says getting locked up as a child only made it harder to become a productive adult.

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We may fancy ourselves a progressive city, but the recent history of race in Seattle suggests we've got a long ways to go.