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Is Sleep Worth The Price?

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 02.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Peaslee

With so much research showing that teens need more sleep why aren't all school districts switching to later start times? Some say it costs too much, but does it really?

'Historic' Seattle Schools Vote Aims To Make Students Happier, Healthier

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The Seattle school board voted Wednesday evening to delay most of its school start times past 8:30 a.m. in order to let students sleep later. The vote...

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...

Police: Man Opens Fire Near Schools, Tries To Lure Kids Into Car

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

SEATTLE, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Three Seattle schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun in the area and tried...

U.S. Probes Racial Disparities In How Schools Discipline Students

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Black Voices

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, March 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Education Department is investigating whether Seattle's public school district...

7 Tips for Parents to Ensure a Safe Halloween for Kids

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

There's a nip in the air and pumpkins are everywhere: In patches, on porches, in stores and in schools. It's hard to ignore the signals that Halloween is fast approaching.

Seattle High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Education Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Hundreds of students from five Seattle-area high schools walked out of classes Wednesday to protest Washington state's cuts to education funding. T...

District May Ease Junk Food Ban Amid Profit Loss

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

The Seattle School District is considering rewriting a policy enacted in 2004 that removed junk food from public schools, citing the ban's huge cut to...

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Ditch Class, Protest Education Cuts

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

After the Washington state government proposed in a special legislative session to cut education funding as a way to close a $2 billion budget gap, hu...

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...

Seattle Schools To Shut Down For A Day.. And Another Half

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

Seattle public schools will close for an entire day Aug. 31 and close early for a half day on another day during the school year. The move aims to ...