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A teenager graduates from the University of Texas this weekend at 16, an age when most students have yet to receive their high school diplomas.

College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.

TAMAR LEWIN The New York Times 03.12.2008
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The rising cost of college — even before the recession — threatens to put higher education out of reach for most Americans, according to the annual report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.


Some Seattle schools must close, board decides

JESSICA BLANCHARD Seattle Post-Intelligencer 30.10.2008
Some Seattle schools must close, board decides

Seattle Public Schools needs to close an unspecified number of schools, save money and address longtime enrollment imbalances that have led to overcrowded schools in North Seattle and some under-enrolled South End schools, the School Board decided...

City University of Seattle to Host Global Collaboration in Higher Education Events

City University of Seattle will be hosting a week-long series of events centered on the globalization of higher education. The events, which will be held between October 28, 2008 and October 31, 2008 in Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., will bring toge...


Aviation High School needs Seattle's OK for new home

JESSICA BLANCHARD Seattle Post-Intelligencer 15.10.2008
Aviation High School needs Seattle's OK for new home

The Highline School District is ready to move forward with plans to build a new home for its innovative Aviation High School at the Museum of Flight -- but first, it needs to get Seattle Public Schools officials on board.

SEATTLE (Map, News) - Failing grades are once again a threat for students who do poorly in Seattle's public high schools. Seven years ago, the school district did away with the E grade - more commonly known as an F - and replaced it with an N, for...


Seattle teacher on leave for allegedly assaulting student

CASEY MCNERTHNEY Seattle Post-Intelligencer 09.10.2008
Seattle teacher on leave for allegedly assaulting student

Seattle Public Schools has put on paid administrative leave a fourth-grade teacher who is accused of pushing a girl into a desk hard enough to give her a headache, according to a police report.

Seattle teachers to receive raises of 9-10%

Linda Shaw The Seattle Times 03.10.2008
Seattle teachers to receive raises of 9-10%

Seattle teachers will receive raises of 9-10 percent this year, the culmination of a five-year effort to make Seattle Public Schools competitive with surrounding school districts.


Washington schools audit finds ways to save millions

DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Seattle Post-Intelligencer 02.10.2008
Washington schools audit finds ways to save millions

SEATTLE -- A state audit of Washington's 10 largest school districts has found ways to save millions of dollars, by automating bus routes, cutting administrative staffing and closing surplus school buildings.

North Seattle Community College Brings Developmental Math Online with Academic Systems(R)

PLATO Learning, Inc. a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning solutions, announced that North Seattle Community College (NSCC) will continue its 10-year partnership with PLATO Learning by transitioning to the company's newest online sof...


First Place, a Seattle School for Homeless Children Celebrates 20th School Year

First Place, an independent non-profit agency, celebrates their 20th school year serving families struggling with poverty and homelessness. First Place is widely known as a school for homeless children providing educational, mental health and hous...

"Supplemental" pay to provide teachers in Seattle big raise

Seattle teachers will get the biggest raise this year that they've received in about a decade. And what happens in the Bellevue teachers strike may make their raises even bigger.


City University of Seattle and Seattle Seahawks Kick-off Scholarship

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks and City University of Seattle will launch the 2008 Seahawks Undergrad Scholarship at the home opener game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at Qwest Field. This is the second yea...

Seattle Community Colleges board names new chancellor

Noelene Clark The Seattle Times 12.09.2008
Seattle Community Colleges board names new chancellor

The Seattle Community Colleges board named Jill Wakefield its next chancellor this afternoon. Wakefield, president of South Seattle Community College since 2003, will replace Charles H. Michell Jan. 1, 2009. She will be the first woman to assume t...


Student sues Seattle Central for readmission after pot confession she says was coerced

A 16-year-old Running Start student is suing Seattle Central Community College claiming she was kicked out of school after being coerced into signing a statement related to marijuana possession.

Garfield High School received a $107.4 million renovation between summer 2006 and fall 2008. The school's state-of-the-art "Quincy Jones Performance Center" is to the left and the newly modernized Garfield building is behind it.

One of the striking features of newly remodeled Garfield High School isn't really new. It's just that, for the first time in years, the school's stately brick-and-terra cotta entrance can be seen clearly by drivers headed south on 23rd Avenue.


Bellevue teachers prepare to strike

Lynn Thompson The Seattle Times 28.08.2008
Bellevue teachers prepare to strike

Bellevue teachers picketed outside school-district headquarters Wednesday night as negotiations over a new contract showed no signs of resolution before the scheduled start of school Tuesday.

Report: Seattle school district's bilingual programs need overhaul

An outside review of Seattle Public Schools' program for students learning English says it's one of the weakest that the evaluators have ever seen. The review, initiated by the school district, was conducted by the Council of Great City Schools, a...


Seattle Girls' School students get hands-on lesson in fashion design and marketing

Marja Brandon's students often ask her: "You're really going to wear that today?" They have submitted her twice to the TLC show "What Not to Wear." They are devotees of Bravo's "Project Runway."

New principal at Seattle's Aki Kurose

Seattle Post-Intelligencer 26.07.2008
New principal at Seattle's Aki Kurose

For the second school year in a row, Aki Kurose Middle School will have a new leader when school starts in the fall. Mia Williams, an assistant principal at Denny Middle School for the past four years, will take over for Ana Ortega, who resigned a...



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