Follow us:

Education Lab Blog

Education Lab is a yearlong project to spark meaningful conversations about education solutions in the Pacific Northwest.

September 3, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Round-up: State’s first charter school opens, Murray proposes city education department

Washington’s first charter school opens doors in Seattle: First Place Scholars made history today by opening its doors as the state’s first charter school. Located in Seattle’s Central District, First Place serves local homeless students and is a converted private school.

Mayor Murray proposes new city education department: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday his plans to create a new, stand-alone department focused on education issues. The city council will consider the proposal later this month.

Northwestern study finds music helps kids’ brain development (AP): A study from Northwestern University has found children who learn to play an instrument have an easier time processing sounds and developing speech and language skills.

More headlines:

Comments | More in News | Topics: round-up

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►