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DIY: Home-schooling has become a powerful alternative for some Seattle families of color

The Seattle Public Schools' record with black students and a feeling that children of color are undervalued, has led some parents to create an environment that emphasizes blackness. At one home school, the kids learn the core curriculum, but also Spanish, entrepreneurship and African-based cooperative economics.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Seattle Public Schools


Mat Classic: Nathan Hale’s Dominic Damon becomes first Seattle Public Schools wrestler to win state title

Damon dispatched of Prairie’s Braydon Sofianos 10-2 to claim a Class 3A state championship at 145 pounds and finish his season 49-1.
Tags: News, Sports, High School Sports, Damon, Seattle Public Schools, Nathan Hale, Dominic Damon, Braydon Sofianos


Seattle Public Schools to reopen Thursday, start 2 hours late

In addition, there will be no preschool or Head Start. 
Tags: News, Local News, Seattle Public Schools


Boys state wrestling preview: O’Dea’s Dustyn Camacho, Nathan Hale’s Dominic Damon look to make Mat Classic history

Camacho wants to be the first O'Dea wrestler to win state. Damon hopes to be the first wrestler from Seattle Public Schools to win a state wrestling crown.
Tags: News, Sports, High School Sports, Damon, Seattle Public Schools, Camacho, O'Dea, Dustyn Camacho Nathan Hale, Dominic Damon


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


‘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


Local school levies are still needed

Re: “Seattle levy threatens McCleary reforms”: I can’t speak for Seattle Public Schools, but I am a parent in the overcrowded, underfunded Peninsula School District, which is seeking a $198 million bond for new schools and upgrades. The Supreme Court decided the Legislature had “fully funded” education and local levies should not be used to […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Seattle, Legislature, The Supreme Court, Seattle Public Schools, McCleary, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices, Peninsula School District


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.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle Public Schools, Kathy Katterhagen


‘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.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


Teens get more sleep with later school start time, researchers find

In 2016, Seattle Public Schools pushed back start times for its 18 high schools by 55 minutes. In a paper published Dec. 12 in Science Advances, researchers at the University of Washington and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced that, as a result, teens at two Seattle high schools got more sleep on school nights -- a median increase of 34 minutes of sleep each night -- and showed improved attendance and grades.
Tags: Science, Seattle, University of Washington, Seattle Public Schools, Salk Institute for Biological Studies


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.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


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.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Seattle Public Schools


Seattle School District needs a better plan for local levies

The Seattle School Board is considering asking voters, already paying higher state school taxes, to approve a new operations levy that would tax themselves even more than the new state school funding law allows. This wrongheaded approach should be abandoned. Seattle Public Schools officials apparently have concluded that the additional $76 million a year the […]
Tags: News, Editorials, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board, Seattle School District


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


Amazon's latest charitable donation could be a message to HQ2 candidate cities (AMZN)

Amazon announced a new grant for Seattle Public Schools on Monday. The e-commerce giant set aside $2 million for the Alliance for Education to create the "Right Now Needs Fund." It is designed for the "schools with the greatest needs" and can be used to buy anything from a "raincoat to school supplies." The grant is another example of Amazon responding to critics and investing in initiatives to give back to its local community. From a political standpoint, it might be easier for municipalities...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Brazil, Seattle, Seattle Public Schools, Alliance for Education


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.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Seattle Public Schools


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.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools


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 […]
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Education Association


‘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.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, Seattle Public Schools


We want to hear from you about the potential Seattle Public Schools strike

Since the Seattle Education Association authorized a potential strike this week, there are some urgent questions: When do students go back to school? What will happen to them if a walkout does disrupt their return to class? We're working hard to answer these, but we want to hear more from you.
Tags: News, Local News, Education Lab, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Education Association


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.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, Local News, Seattle Public Schools


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 […]
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab, Seattle Public Schools


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.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Seattle Public Schools


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 […]
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools, Denise Juneau


Free ORCA passes: Not for private schools

The letter decrying Mayor Jenny Durkan’s decisions to keep the $7 million program to provide Seattle Public high school students ORCA cards does not take into consideration the cost for Seattle Public Schools, funded by taxpayers, to bus students who are outside of the walking-distance boundary. That cost would exceed $7 million, so the ORCA […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Seattle Public Schools, Letters to the Editor, Orca, Northwest Voices, Jenny Durkan, Seattle Public high school