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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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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Highline School District, Seattle School District

September 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Sunday memo: Teacher agreement . . . Nickelsville moving . . .Bumbershoot plays on

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’…

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June 26, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Seattle schools create new position to oversee districtwide changes

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Bob Boesche, Jose Banda, Phil Brockman

March 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

UW report: Large federal grants yielding mostly small changes in struggling schools

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…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Cleveland High School, Hawthorne Elementary, School Improvement Grants