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…More
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Tentative agreement: An announcement this morning could come as bad news for Seattle School District students who thought they might get an extended summer vacation as teachers and the district squabbled over labor issues. Seattle School Superintendent Jasa Banda and Seattle Education Association President Jonathan Knapp have announced that the school district and the teachers’…More
Seattle Public Schools today named Phil Brockman to a new position aimed at coordinating various departments during “academic and operational system change.” The executive director of school operations position, funded by a U.S. Education Department grant to increase high school graduation, will begin next week. Its creation is another sign that Seattle’s public-school district is gearing up…More
A high-profile, expensive federal program crafted to spark dramatic change at the nation’s lowest performing schools has instead been used for “tinkering” in Washington state, according to a report released this morning. The study, conducted by the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, faulted state schools and school districts with using the millions…More