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October 1, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Seattle police investigating ugly hazing of Garfield High students

Seattle police are investigating the latest in what district officials say has become a “tradition” of hazing at Garfield High School. Around 100 students were gathered at the Arboretum, where students were being “paddled, had on diapers, eggs were being thrown at students and shoe polish was all over their body,” during the most recent incident…


Comments | Topics: Garfield High School, hazing, Seattle Police Department

September 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

With strike averted, Seattle schools start on schedule

Parents, students and teachers in Seattle may not have known until about 8 last night whether school would start today, but classes seemed to get under way without a hitch across the city — including at Muir Elementary, where Superintendent Jose Banda visited, talking a little about the contract vote but more about a new art…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: first day, Jose L. Banda, Muir

February 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

18 Ballard High staffers join boycott of student “progress” tests

Eighteen staff members from Ballard High School have joined a boycott of the Measures of Academic Progress, the exams Seattle schools are required to give 2-3 times a year. More teachers and instructional assistants may join next week, said Ballard science teacher Noam Gundle. The petition to join the boycott hadn’t been circulated yet to all…


Comments | Topics: Ballard, Ballard High School, education

September 5, 2012 at 6:57 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Sniper ID’d … Poll: 1st day of school … Wrong turn

Weather: Sunny and clear, temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. We couldn’t ask for more. It will get cooler as the weekend approaches, though. Enjoy the warmth while you can. It is September, you know. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Be extra careful today as Seattle schools and many others…


Comments | Topics: Morning Memo, poll, Seattle Schools

June 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Poll: School advertising … Cattle truck overturns … Liquor store auction

Weather: It’s sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s today, a repeat of that glorious weather yesterday. Yes! But don’t get too excited. Cooler weather and light rain is possible tomorrow. Let’s see if that happens. No rain is forecast for Saturday, but the high is expected to be just…


Comments | Topics: advertising, cattle, liquor stores

May 30, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Seattle Schools will let out at regular dismissal times

Seattle Schools will be let out at their regular dismissal times, said spokeswoman Teresa Wippel. She said Seattle Police told the district it’s safe for students to head home.  The areas where students should stay away have been cordoned off by police. She said she anticipates that a lot of parents will be picking their children up…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Cafe Racer, Seattle Schools, shooting

April 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Second Seattle superintendent finalist withdraws

Sandy Husk, one of two remaining candidates for superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, has withdrawn as a finalist. Husk, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District, had been one of two finalists remaining after Steven Enoch withdrew as a finalist over the weekend. According to The Statesman Journal: “In my communication with people inside the district last…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Sandy Husk, Seattle Schools, superintendent

April 30, 2012 at 5:41 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Superintendent chosen … gas prices fall

Weather: Let’s see, drizzle, drizzle, drizzle for the next three days, although there might be a few sun breaks tomorrow.  Temperatures in the mid-50s. Aren’t they supposed to be in the low 60s by now? The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The 520 bridge reopened as expected this morning after being closed all weekend…


Comments | Topics: boys, falling, Morning Memo

December 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Enfield won't seek Seattle superintendent's job

Seattle Schools interim superintendent Susan Enfield Susan Enfield, the Seattle Public Schools interim superintendent, announced today in a letter that she does not want the job permanently. Enfield stepped in last year after former Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson was fired in March amid a district contracting scandal. In her letter, Enfield cited improvements during her tenure and wrote: While…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Seattle Schools, superintendent, Susan Enfield