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Renton School District construction bond falls short of required voter turnout

The district's operations levy, which was also on the February special election ballot, passed with 62 percent voter approval.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Renton School District


How Puget Sound-area school districts will make up days lost to historic snowfall

To make up for missed days during last week's historic snowfall, several Seattle-area school districts are relying on snow days built into their school-year calendars. Others will ask the state education office for waivers that allow districts to omit a makeup days so long as they don't fall short of the state's minimum instructional-hour time requirement.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Eastside


Some Puget Sound-area schools will remain closed Friday because of snow

Some schools will remain closed Friday because of poor road or sidewalk conditions. Here is where to find the latest information.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


Seattle schools levies pass in second-day returns, low turnout likely due to snow

We'll have a better idea of voter turnout at the end of this week, but it's lower than what King County predicted.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, King County


Seattle Public Schools levies passing by wide margins

Levies to pay for Seattle Public Schools’ daily operations and construction projects were passing in Tuesday night’s vote count. The three-year Educational Programs and Operations levy (Proposition 1) and six-year Building Excellence Capital levy (Proposition 2) could cost property owners up to $2.2 billion. The operations levy was ahead, with 66 percent. The capital levy […]
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Educational Programs and Operations


As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation

The weather complicated an already rough situation. Even in fair weather, Seattle Public Schools officials have been struggling to remedy the district's transportation problems. 
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Want to sign your kid up for a Seattle school outside your neighborhood? The deadline is Feb. 20

Here's the 4-1-1 on this year's open enrollment period for Seattle Public Schools.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Teachers share how more diversity in classrooms can prevent burnout and better serve students

We’re two weeks into sharing responses from Washington teachers and students to the representation gap we reported on in December. This week, we’re back to hearing from teachers.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Parents: How are you handling the snow day?

However it has affected you, we want to hear how you’re spending the day off with your kids.
Tags: Weather, News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


‘Students need to see themselves’: What some teachers had to say about our teacher diversity project

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the reactions and experiences that teachers and students shared with us about diversity — or lack thereof — in their own schools.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


‘I’m just gonna presume it’s late forever:’ Seattle school-bus delays consistent during first week of viadoom

The closure of the Alaskan Way viaduct has nothing on the months-long driver shortage faced by Seattle Public Schools' main bus contractor, First Student.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Get ready for the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” … or not

There is, however, a legitimately interesting lunar event coming: a total eclipse.
Tags: Outdoors, Science, News, Education, Life, Lifestyle, Local News, Puget Sound


After months of listening, Seattle schools have a draft plan for the next few years. You can still weigh in on it.

Education advocates of color say they like what they see so far, but to be successful, it will require a significant culture change at all levels of Seattle Public Schools.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Join us at the Ignite Education Lab storytelling event on March 11

Tickets are available now for Ignite Education Lab 2019. They're free but limited. Save the date, get your tickets and pitch us a talk while you still can.
Tags: News, Education, Events, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


‘While I’m gone, make good decisions’: Jeannette Jones, a Seattle educator for nearly 50 years, dies at 72

Mrs. Jones worked for Seattle Public Schools for nearly 50 years, most notably as a tough but fun-loving administrator at Washington Middle School. She died on Dec. 27.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Mrs Jones, Jeannette Jones


Sumner elementary students learn to make difference in service club

Participation in the Rotary Club starts young for students at Maple Lawn Elementary School in Sumner.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Rotary Club, Sumner, Maple Lawn Elementary School


Alaskan Way Viaduct closure is expected to spell even more delays for Seattle school buses

The closure guarantees on-time transportation will remain a problem for Seattle Public Schools buses into 2019.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Teachers: We want to hear from you about your district’s diversity efforts

Washington's student population is becoming more diverse, but its pool of teachers remains largely white. We want to hear from the people at the center of this inequity: teachers.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Puget Sound school districts are trying to recruit — and keep — more teachers of color. Here’s how.

Seattle, Bellevue and Highline school districts have launched ambitious efforts to recruit more teachers who represent the backgrounds of their students. But these glimmers of hope could be blunted if challenges around retention persist.
Tags: News, Education, Data, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Bellevue, Project Homeless


Scam preys on Chinese students at schools in WA: tells them to pay up or face prison in China

A group of scammers claiming to be members of various Chinese law-enforcement agencies have extorted about $500,000 from Chinese citizens living in Washington on student or work visas, according to the FBI.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Washington, China, Data, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Eastside, WA


Tacoma Public Schools lays off more employees to cope with budget shortfall

Another five announced layoffs bring the total this year to 37 jobs. The district is also planning to cut another six positions, but they haven’t been announced yet.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Puget Sound, Tacoma Public Schools


Do you have a story to share about schools? Tell it at Ignite Education Lab 2019.

Our annual education storytelling event is back for a fourth year this March. Do you have a story you’d like to share with students, teachers and fellow readers? Tell us about it.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound


Outgoing Seattle Public Schools athletic director sues district, claims he was wrongfully fired

Eric McCurdy was the subject of a complaint from former employee Krystyana Brame, who said he bullied her. McCurdy says his firing violated his Constitutional rights and endangered his future career opportunities.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, McCurdy, Eric McCurdy, Krystyana Brame


Seattle School Board extends emergency contract for extra school buses

The Seattle School Board voted Wednesday evening to extend an emergency contract that provides additional school-bus service until the district’s main contractor, First Student, can resolve a bus driver shortage that has dragged on for months and has caused daily, hourslong delays since the start of school. The new contract authorizes spending up to $1.4 […]
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle School Board


Student Voices: We shouldn’t eliminate gifted classrooms. We should make them equitable.

General education was not meeting Millan Philipose's learning needs. Now a student at Garfield High School, he didn't love school until he entered a gifted program, which he argues must be preserved for students like him.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Garfield High School, Millan Philipose


Seattle Public Schools athletic director, accused of bullying, will leave district at end of year

Eric McCurdy's departure comes after the district agreed to a $500,000 settlement with a former employee who said McCurdy had bullied her.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, High School Sports, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, McCurdy, Eric McCurdy


Seattle Public Schools makes progress but doesn’t meet most improvement goals in latest scorecard

Seattle Public Schools' latest performance report shows the district only met a third of the goals it planned to achieve by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


What’s next for Washington state charter schools and their opponents?

Thursday’s state Supreme Court ruling brought good news to Washington’s 12 charter schools. But with many opponents remaining, the battle over the publicly-funded, privately-run schools is far from over. While there’s no immediate plan to challenge El Centro de La Raza v. Washington, the state’s growing charter-school sector, which enrolls about 3,500 students, could still face fiscal, legal and political challenges. […]
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, El Centro de la Raza


Seattle schools’ bus-driver shortage was supposed to be resolved by now. Why isn’t it?

Delays — some up to 2 hours — are still being reported on dozens of routes. Parents around the city are mobilizing for carpools, making daily calls to the district's transportation department and wondering when the delays will end.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound


The February ballot for Seattle’s school construction levy, and how feedback changed it

The latest list of projects for Seattle Public Schools next capital construction levy, on the ballot in February 2019, might have looked different if the community hadn't spoken up.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools



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