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February 7, 2013 at 12:23 PM

6 Seattle schools to be exempt from some rules and regs in new “Creative Approach” program

Six Seattle schools will be exempted from some district rules and regulations next year as part of a new effort aimed at fostering innovation. The Seattle School Board voted Wednesday to approve the policy waivers, which mainly focused on hiring and keeping teachers. The board’s vote was the last step in approving the schools as “Creative Approach…


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November 6, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Judge ends effort to recall Seattle School Board member

An effort to recall Seattle School Board member Sherry Carr failed this week after King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson ruled that  the allegations against Carr, if true, would not amount to malfeasance or a violation of Carr’s oath of office. Rita Green, a Seattle parent and president of the Rainier Beach High PTSA, sought to recall Carr.  Green alleged that Carr demonstrated wrongful conduct…


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October 24, 2012 at 7:22 PM

7 Seattle schools apply to use “creative approach”

Seven Seattle schools are applying to become Seattle Public Schools’ first “creative approach” schools which, similar to charter schools in other states, will be allowed significant flexibility to pursue innovative approaches to learning. The seven schools are: Cleveland High, Denny International Middle School, Hawthorne Elementary, Nova High, Queen Anne Elementary, Thornton Creek Elementary and the Seattle…


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October 4, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Recall election sought against Seattle School Board member

Seattle parent Rita Green has filed a petition seeking to recall Seattle School Board member Sherry Carr, saying Carr voted for a plan to create innovative schools in Seattle even though Carr questioned whether part of it was proper. The election won’t go forward unless King County Superior Court agrees that Green’s allegations, if true, would mean Carr is guilty of…


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October 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Plan for innovative schools in Seattle approved, again

The Seattle School Board approved an amendment Wednesday that board members believe will address legal problems with the district’s plan to allow a number of schools to pursue new, innovative approaches to learning.   The vote was 5-2. In July, a King County Superior Court Judge ruled that the school board must approve any waivers of district policy.  In the original agreement on…


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