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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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March 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Seattle school board starts the clock on later start times for teens

The Seattle school board took the first official step Wednesday on a long journey toward later school start times for teens. But the changes won’t happen until the fall of 2016, if they happen at all. The board directed district staff to analyze the costs, logistics and potential disruptions around starting school later for middle and high school students,…

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February 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Seattle School Board approves plan to save $3M in busing costs

The Seattle School Board Wednesday night streamlined the bus schedule for next year so that buses will arrive at schools at one of three times in the morning. The board approved the changes as part of a one-year plan that will trim about $3 million in transportation costs. Buses will arrive at most high schools and middle…

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January 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Parents at Northwest Center say it needs more time to relocate

Since 1982, the Northwest Center’s child development program has leased the former North Queen Anne Elementary School from the Seattle school district. The district closed the school on First Avenue West in 1981 because of low enrollment, but now wants the building back to house a program that helps children who are home schooled. The Northwest…

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December 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Peaslee elected president of Seattle School Board

In a 4-3 vote, the Seattle School Board has selected Sharon Peaslee as its next president. She’ll serve a one-year term. Peaslee, who produces video and web-based programs through her production company, Flying Lula Productions,  joined the board in 2011 and  served on the executive committee last year as the member-at-large. She replaces Kay Smith-Blum, who did not run…

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November 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Peters’ edge over Dale Estey grows in race for Seattle School Board

Sue Peters’ lead over Suzanne Dale Estey for a seat on the Seattle School Board has grown slightly. In Tuesday night’s returns, the split was about 51.5 percent to 48.2 percent. On Wednesday, it widened to 51.8 percent to 47.9 percent. For Peters, the good news is that more of the new votes – about 53.5…

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November 1, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Seattle schools to post version 3.0 of proposed boundary changes

The Seattle school district’s  third version of a proposed overhaul of school-assignment boundaries changes the middle schools for academically advanced students living north of the Ship Canal. Students  in the Accelerated Progress Program (APP) would advance from Wilson-Pacific Elementary school to either Eckstein, Whitman or Hamilton  middle schools, said district enrollment manager Tracy Libros. Eventually, APP…

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June 26, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Suzanne Dale Estey takes fundraising lead in Seattle School Board races

Suzanne Dale Estey, a public affairs and economic development consultant, has taken an early lead in fundraising for her campaign for a seat on the Seattle School board, reporting about $20,000 in contributions. Sue Peters, a parent activist and freelance writer, has raised about $1,000 total, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission.  Dean McColgan, director…

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May 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Kay Smith-Blum withdraws candidacy for State Board of Education

Seattle School Board President Kay Smith-Blum said Wednesday that she has withdrawn her application for an open seat on the Washington State Board of Education. Smith-Blum was one of six finalists for an open seat on that 16-member board, which is a statewide advocacy and policy body. If she had been selected, Smith-Blum would have had to cut…

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May 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Seattle School Board president is finalist for state Board of Education post

Just a few months after she was elected president of the Seattle School Board, Kay Smith-Blum may be leaving to join the Washington State Board of Education. Smith-Blum said she submitted an application for a vacant state board position about a week ago, largely because she is interested in being considered for some future Board of Education…

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