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October 29, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Downtown school: School Board hasn’t put in the necessary effort

As I suspected, the Seattle School Board and the schools administration is closing in on a decision to not open a school downtown and to let slip away a rare opportunity presented by the availability of the old Federal Reserve building [“Board unsure it can afford ‘free’ site for downtown school,” Local News,…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, Federal Reserve, Paul Gutowski

August 1, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Superintendent turnover: Board should better define the relationship

Hiring and keeping a good superintendent is the primary job of the school board [“Fix Seattle Schools’ superintendent turnover issues,” Opinion, July 29]. That, and setting policy. That’s it. Any conflicting comments from board members that reach the staff or the public take time away from the superintendent’s job as he or she attempts to put…


Comments | More in Seattle School Board | Topics: Jennifer Dolan-Waldman, seattle school board, seattle schools

July 2, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Attacking teachers for state’s failure to fully fund schools is nonsense

Those of us who work in the public sector have come to expect ideological attacks and extremist rhetoric from the Freedom Foundation [“How the union trumped voters in Seattle Public Schools budget,” Opinion, June 24]. Let’s set the record straight on some of the wild assertions made by Jami Lund in his guest…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, Freedom Foundation, Jami Lund

May 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Education: Universal pre-kindergarten proposal lacks organization

The editorial calling for the city’s proposed pre-kindergarten program, at an unknown future cost but starting out at $58 million over four years, needs to be soundly rebuked for a number of reasons [“Explore what works — preschool for all,” Opinion, May 24]. First, while The Times cites a Rutgers University study of the Abbott, N.J., program and…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: education, pre-K, school board

June 28, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Seattle School Board struggles

School board is inept It seems to me that the Seattle School Board should be renamed the “Land of Mishap Management & Lost Accountability.” [“Editorial: Seattle School Board must do better for kids,” Opinion, June 16.] The latest state audit found the board’s continued misuse of federal funds. Ironically, this has not diminished the board’s incessant…


Comments | More in Education, Seattle | Topics: audit, funding, school board