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Category: Education
July 18, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Seattle Public Schools names interim superintendent

The Seattle School Board this afternoon unanimously appointed longtime local educator Larry Nyland as interim superintendent. Nyland, 66, had previously spent nine years as superintendent of the Marysville School District. In 2007, he was named Superintendent of the Year by the Washington School Administrators Association. He left Marysville in 2013 and spent the past year as an education…

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July 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

UW tops fundraising record again

An unexpected $56 million gift to the University of Washington’s School of Law from an eccentric philanthropist helped the university top its previous fundraising record by $144 million this year. The UW raised $482,452,318 in the 2013-14 fiscal year, a new all-time high. Private donations are typically earmarked by donors for very specific purposes, such as the money…

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July 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

STEM project to help Darrington students

A raft trip on the Sauk River near Darrington on Friday will highlight the creation of an effort to help Darrington students explore science-based avenues of study that could lead to careers in outdoor recreation or resource management. Oak Rankin, leader of the pilot project for the Darrington Youth Outdoor STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…

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July 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Highline school board extends Susan Enfield’s contract

The Highline school board has extended Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract through 2017, squashing any speculation that she might return to Seattle’s top job. Highline hired Enfield two years ago and the board voted unanimously Wednesday to extend her contract. Enfield had been Seattle’s chief academic officer for 18 months when she was hired in…

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July 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Seattle school district asks for reinstatement of No Child waiver

The Seattle school district is asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to reinstate a waiver from the federal education law that Duncan took away from the state as a whole in April. Washington became the first state in the country to lose its waiver because it does not mandate the use of student scores…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Everest Colleges in Washington not closing, going up for sale

Corinthian Colleges is closing a dozen of its Everest College campuses, but none of the schools planned for closure is in Washington. Under an agreement the company reached with the federal Education Department last week, the company is putting 85 of its U.S.-based campuses up for sale, including at least five Everest Colleges in Washington: Everett, Seattle,…

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July 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Seattle schools to seek vacant Fed building for possible school

In a 5-2 vote Wednesday evening, the Seattle school board took the first step toward securing the first elementary school in downtown Seattle in some 65 years. The board empowered the superintendent to negotiate with the federal government and possibly accept the former Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. If approved, the…

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June 30, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Seattle school district gets (mostly) clean audit

The Seattle school district has run afoul of the state auditor for years because of  error-ridden payrollssketchy contracts, mishandled federal grants or loss of revenue from outside groups using district facilities. But the latest audit, released Monday, found no new problems and reported that almost all of the…

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June 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Seattle preschool plan headed for November ballot

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to place a $58 million property-tax levy on the November ballot to boost the quality and affordability of preschool in Seattle. The measure would cost the owner of a Seattle home valued at $400,000 about $43 a year, according to the city. The money would go to qualified preschool providers to provide…

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June 20, 2014 at 10:01 PM

UW students take 2nd place in hybrid-car competition

University of Washington students took second place in a national collegiate competition to turn a stock car into a super-efficient hybrid vehicle. The UW competed against 14 other colleges in the EcoCAR 2 challenge, sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The three-year-long competition tested the  ability of students to strip down…

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