And the negotiations have been tenuous. As of Sept. 8, there has been progress, but it depends on which side you are on. What does the Seattle Education Association (SEA) say? Despite having made progress in some areas (guaranteed 30 minutes recess for K-5, evaluation, enforceable case loads for therapists and other specialists, substitute issues), […]
A non-traditional school in Chinatown — A visit to Summit
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Not many people are aware that Chinatown/International District has a new charter school. For those who know there is one, myths and misconceptions exist. Who are the students? Are they achievers and smart? How are they chosen? How is it different from a regular public school? Are […]
EDITORIAL: As school begins, it’s important to appreciate Seattle’s teachers
Seattle is used to the first day of school being tense. After all, during the last three contract negotiations between the Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association, parents weren’t sure if they should send their kids to school until the last few days of summer break. This year is no different, and with […]
EDITORIAL: APAs make advances in education, but where’s the women?
Over the past few years, Asian and Pacific Americans have been making great gains in education administration. Two years ago, former Seattle University Dean Wallace Loh became the president of the University or Maryland, College Park and has since guided the university through multiple challenges. North Seattle Community College President Mark Mitsui is headed to […]
Betty Patu kicks off Seattle School Board reelection campaign
Betty Patu hosted her reelection kickoff event for her Seattle School Board campaign on May 30 at the Royal Room in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. She is running unopposed for the School Board’s District 7 seat. Patu was first elected to the school board in 2009, following 32 years working in the Seattle […]
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra celebrates 70 years instrumental to young musicians’ success
By Deanna Duff Northwest Asian Weekly Bows glide across violins as fingers tap out compositions on trumpets. As the symphony warms up at Benaroya
BLOG: “I love you”
By Assunta Ng Outsiders knew the late Cheryl Chow as intense, tough, and intimidating. One former student, now a successful entrepreneur, told me that he was scared of her when she was a principal with the Seattle Public Schools.
EDITORIAL: Susan Enfield to go to Highline; Seattle loses
On Feb. 28, Highline Public Schools in Burien announced that their new superintendent will be Dr. Susan Enfield, Seattle Public Schools’ current interim superintendent. Enfield will start at Highline on July 1. We believe this is a huge loss for Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Enfield took over SPS after a financial scandal ousted Maria Goodloe-Johnson. […]
Seattle Public Schools interim superintendent will not seek permanent position
On Friday, Dec. 16, Dr. Susan Enfield sent out an email to Seattle Public Schools (SPS)staff, families, and the local community stating that she will not seek or accept a permanent position as superintendent of SPS once her contract is up next June.
Citywide school attendance campaign to improve student attendance with incentives
The Be Here Get There campaign is a research-driven, incentive-based campaign designed to raise awareness and improve academic achievement by improving citywide school attendance.
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