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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 […]
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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. 
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‘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.
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Following months of bus delays, Seattle Public Schools lays off transportation department leader

Other employees at the district will take over Kathy Katterhagen's role overseeing the transportation department.
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‘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


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.
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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 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.
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Seattle Public Schools agrees to pay former employee $500,000 after allegations of hostile work environment

In a settlement released Thursday, the district did not admit to any wrongdoing but agreed to pay the $500,000 settlement to a former employee who said her boss discriminated and retaliated against her.
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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.
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Seattle students plan walkout Tuesday in response to teacher transfers

Seattle Public Schools says enrollment projections for the 2018-2019 school year were short by more than 700 students. As a result, 33 teachers will either take a job in their expertise area at another school, or be assigned as substitutes in the same school.
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Seattle’s school test scores improving — except for students learning English

Test scores for English learners, who make up 12.5 percent of Seattle Public Schools students, are worse than they were four years ago.
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Read the full tentative contract between Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union

The tentative agreement between Seattle Public Schools and its teachers union includes more personal days, more money for professional development and additional pay benefits for special educators.
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Seattle educators get 10.5 percent raise in new tentative contract

A tentative one-year contract calls for a 10.5 percent raise for 6,000 Seattle Public Schools employees, according an email sent late Saturday afternoon to members of the Seattle Education Association. The deal, reached late Friday, also includes five days of parental leave for teachers and substitutes, classified staff and office personnel. The email was signed by […]
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‘We continue to actively negotiate’: Seattle Public Schools sends first official communication about potential strike to parents

Parents have complained about a lack of communication from the district since teachers' strike-authorization vote on Tuesday. The district acknowledged the "uncertainty" but said it is planning for classes to start on Sept. 5.
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After teachers approve strike, parents question silence from Seattle Public Schools: ‘You basically have to be an investigator’

While the potential of a teacher walkout next week prompted some families to coordinate emergency child-care plans, other parents wondered why they had heard nothing from Seattle Public Schools.
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Blaming state lawmakers, Seattle school officials forecast years of financial doom and gloom

Thanks to the nearly $1 billion that lawmakers injected into Washington state’s K-12 budget this year, Seattle Public Schools will be flush with cash — for at least the next school year. After that, however, the state’s largest school district anticipates that boost won’t be enough to make up for an upcoming cut to its local property-tax […]
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Seattle Public Schools is back at the negotiating table for teacher contracts. Here’s how it’s going so far.

Contract negotiations could get tense this year, but both the teachers union and district officials are trying to avoid a repeat of 2015, when teachers struck for five days.
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Seattle’s new school superintendent officially started work this week. Here are her plans.

The new superintendent of Seattle Public Schools has a busy six months ahead. In addition to steering the state’s largest school district, Denise Juneau plans to spend her first few months of her job on a listening tour, meeting with labor unions and getting a crash course in district operations and finances, according to a […]
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David Moberly, who led Seattle schools through desegregation, dies at 89

Former Seattle Public Schools Superintendent David Moberly, who came to national prominence during the city’s battle over desegregation, died last week at age 89.
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Former Montana schools chief Denise Juneau says work there fits with Seattle superintendent role

Denise Juneau is the most high profile of the three finalists for Seattle Public Schools superintendent. But it’s unclear how she would fare in an urban school district compared with her work in Montana.
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In less than an hour, three finalists made their pitches to lead Seattle Public Schools

The finalists — Denise Juneau, Andre Spencer and Jeanice Kerr Swift — had just 45 minutes to make a case why they should lead Seattle Public Schools. The school board plans to vote next week on which of the three finalists it will negotiate a contract to hire.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Seattle Public Schools, Denise Juneau Andre Spencer, Jeanice Kerr Swift, Seattle Public Schools The school board


School-bus-driver union and First Student to meet with a federal mediator

The union and First Student, which is in its first year of a three-year contract with Seattle Public Schools, both said they hope the meeting brings them closer to a resolution. The bus drivers remain on strike.
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Seattle school-bus drivers planning to strike Thursday

Students who take the bus to school are encouraged to make alternate arrangements, says Teamsters Local 174, the union representing Seattle Public Schools' 400 bus drivers.
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Racial equity in Seattle schools has a long, frustrating history — and it’s getting worse

For at least seven decades, Seattle Public Schools has pledged to eliminate the gaps in achievement between students of color and their white peers. But even as district leaders swear their latest efforts are more than just another round of rhetoric, the gaps continue to grow.
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Student test-score growth in Seattle Public Schools ranks high nationally, study says

A new study of test scores found that, between the third and eighth grades, Seattle students make nearly six years of academic growth. In less-afluent Highline schools, the student growth rate is even higher.
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Podcast: How Miami’s gifted programs serve kids that Seattle’s programs overlook

To support the locally-owned, independent journalism that makes this podcast possible, please subscribe to The Seattle Times: www.seattletimes.com/support In Seattle Public Schools, only 1.6 percent of kids in gifted-education programs are black, though black kids represent more than 15 percent of the overall student population. But across the country in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a different […]
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Growing school district, growing city: Seattle officials announce partnership to plan for both

In an agreement announced Monday, officials from the city of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools committed to working together to find ways to build more schools and rebuild Memorial Stadium.
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Seattle Public Schools says it will seek $1.2M a day if school-bus drivers go on strike

The district strongly encouraged First Student to resolve its issues with its 400 bus drivers or the district will seek damages “to the maximum extent of the law.”
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