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Seattle Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement To End Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

The Seattle Education Association reached a tentative agreement with district bargainers early Tuesday morning to settle a strike that began last week...

Seattle City Council Shows Support For City's Striking Teachers

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle City Council has thrown its support behind striking teachers, passing a resolution recognizing the union as the walkout in...

Many Seattle Parents Come Out In Support Of Striking Teachers

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics

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One Way Seattle Is Improving Schools, As Told By A Cartoonist

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media

Medium/Bright: How Seattle Got Its (Arts) Groove Back In what might be the first example of a solutions journalism comic strip, cartoonist and ...

Seattle Voters Pass $232 Million School Levy, Doubling Taxes

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Voters in Seattle approved of a $232 million education levy Tuesday, nearly doubling the current levy, which has been in place for seven years. Now...

Would District's Censorship Proposal Have Curtailed Student Free Speech?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Seattle Public Schools officials reversed a proposal that would have given school principals oversight over school newspapers following days of backla...

State Budget Cuts Could Mean No More School Buses

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

SEATTLE -- The yellow school bus could become another victim of the Great Recession in some parts of Washington. Gov. Chris Gregoire doesn't want to ...

Seattle's Education Reform Hypocrisy

Sue Peters | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
Sue Peters

On May 11, the University of Washington's College of Education announced it would sponsor Teach for America at its teaching college, providing the missing component to the deal that TFA, Inc.

The Battle for Seattle: Hijacked!, Part 3

Dora Taylor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Dora Taylor

In the third post of a multiple-post series, Don Nielson provides much insight into his own philosophy, affecting where we are now within the Seattle public school community due to his latest speech.

The Battle For Seattle: Hijacked!

Dora Taylor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Dora Taylor

When a district is run by Broad and Gates, no one outside their realm of associates has a voice in the decision-making process.

The Battle for Seattle

Dora Taylor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Dora Taylor

There are the same key players in every city and they arrange and rearrange themselves like pawns on a chess board but they are always the same individuals and highly profitable "nonprofits" in each town.

Why Aren't our Schools Encouraging our Kids to Reach for the Stars Anymore?

Sue Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sue Peters

Our children will develop according to what we feed them. Let's give all of them the richest soil, fertilize their minds, spirits and imaginations, water them abundantly.

The Doublespeak of Ed Reform

Sue Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sue Peters

I can't help but wonder if it isn't an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our public schools in: setting them up to fail, making it impossible for them to be creative or independent.