Education

Seattle schools settle lawsuit for $15 million

The Seattle School District will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit with the family of a student who was paralyzed two years ago at a wrestling practice at West Seattle High School.

Do you think Seattle school start times should be changed?

In a bid to save money, Seattle Public Schools staff members have suggested that most high schools, K-8 and middle schools start at 8 a.m., and most elementary schools start at 9:15 a.m. Right now, start times vary -- they're generally earliest fo...


Spokane college sued for blocking anti-abortion display

Janet I. Tu The Seattle Times 12.03.2009
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Spokane Falls Community College student Beth Sheeran and several fellow Christian students wanted to put up an anti-abortion display and distribute fliers on campus in January to mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Gates Foundation to give Seattle schools $7.2M

Clay Holtzman Business Journal 11.03.2009
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Seattle Public Schools will receive $9 million in grants, mostly from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to increase student achievement, expand college-ready coursework and improve teaching.


Gates Foundation to give Seattle schools $7.2 million

Linda Shaw The Seattle Times 10.03.2009
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In a lucrative vote of confidence in Seattle Public Schools, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will give the district $7.2 million over the next three years, saying it is impressed with the five-year plan developed under Superintendent Maria Goo...

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OLYMPIA — The state Senate has made good on a promise to help students graduate from high school by passing a bill that would eliminate one diploma obstacle.


Washington Governor weighs school bonds

CURT WOODWARD Seattle Post-Intelligencer 10.03.2009
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OLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire likes the idea of voter-approved bonds to pay for statewide school infrastructure projects, but remains skeptical of a possible public vote on higher taxes to soften the blow of an $8 billion budget deficit.

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Maria Goodloe-Johnson has pursued her agenda — from closing schools to exerting more control over classrooms — with a direct approach.


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SEATTLE cannot pretty up its significant gang problem. Overall crime is down, but gang activity is up. Students need the city and the school district to help keep them safe in school and before and after classes.

Seattle schools scramble to outsmart gangs

The Seattle Times 02.03.2009
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As Seattle struggles with heightened violence attributed to street gangs, the city's schools are increasingly shaping policies to keep the problem from spreading onto campuses.


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Open enrollment begins Open enrollment for Seattle Public Schools 2009-10 school year begins Monday and continues through March 31. The enrollment period was...

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LAKE FOREST PARK, Wash. - It's a lesson in community service and compassion for preschoolers at Lake Forest Park Montessori.


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Local parents and a civil rights organization are calling for a federal investigation into school closures announced by the Seattle School Board earlier this year.

Chicago schools moving ahead with closings

Carlos Sadovi Chicago Tribune 26.02.2009
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The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close, consolidate or revamp 16 public schools starting in September after hearing nearly five hours of testimony from dozens of parents, teachers and students who spoke out against the plan.


Money for Seattle schools at issue in stimulus

Clay Holtzman Business Journal 12.02.2009
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Seattle Public Schools could miss out on more than $13.4 million in capital project funding if the federal stimulus bill’s final version does not include funding for school construction, according to an analysis.

New York College students win health plan paybacks

Thousands of students at 20 New York colleges, including Stony Brook University and Nassau Community College, will be reimbursed for overpayments they made for health care, said state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. His yearlong investigation found...


Parents, teachers, students rally to save Seattle schools

Seattle parents, students and teachers rally against a proposed Seattle School District plan that would shutter five schools, move eight others to new sites and discontinue five programs. The School Board is to vote on the plan at 6 p.m. Thursday ...

Workshop helps college applicants with financial-aid forms

Marc Ramirez The Seattle Times 26.01.2009
Workshop helps college applicants with financial-aid forms

A workshop in Seattle to help college applicants with financial-aid forms took on added importance Sunday in the midst of a recession.


Board to vote on Seattle school-closure recommendations on Jan. 29

Linda Shaw and Nick Perry The Seattle Times  07.01.2009
Board to vote on Seattle school-closure recommendations on Jan. 29

The tough calls about how many — and which — Seattle schools to close now move from Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson to the School Board. Goodloe-Johnson announced her final recommendations Tuesday — a list that's smaller than one she proposed...

Minneapolis and Seattle tie for nation’s most literate city

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 25.12.2008
Minneapolis and Seattle tie for nation’s most literate city

Minneapolis and Seattle have tied for the title of America’s most literate city in 2008, according to a recent survey.



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