24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

After an exhausting presidential election, those in power expect us to checkout and stop paying attention. Here’s a few good reason to stay vigilant. In Washington State, the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction was very close. Chris Reykdal ended … Continue reading 24 Graduation Credits, OSPI Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and the Push for Competency-Based Learning

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Time to Keep Your Promise to Olympic View Elementary

On November 2, 2015, one day before the general election, Mayor Ed Murray held a press conference on the steps of Olympic View Elementary to promote The Levy to Move Seattle. Students wore their orange safety patrol vests, parents applauded enthusiastically, and the Mayor promised that a YES vote would mean sidewalks, always promised by the City – but never delivered, would finally be built on 8th Ave. NE.. Here’s what Q13 reported that day: Outside of Olympic View Elementary on Monday afternoon, the mayor said the lack of sidewalks in the neighborhood is one reason voters should approve Proposition … Continue reading Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Time to Keep Your Promise to Olympic View Elementary

OSPI candidate Chris Reykdal’s statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

We sent the following question to OSPI State Superintendent candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the OSPI, would you distribute the Federal money to the existing charter … Continue reading OSPI candidate Chris Reykdal’s statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

OSPI candidate Erin Jones’ statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

  We sent the following question to OSPI State Superintendent candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: “Given the legal uncertainty of charter schools in our state, as head of the OSPI, would you distribute the Federal money to the existing … Continue reading OSPI candidate Erin Jones’ statement on the recent charter school grant to Washington State

Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

UPDATE: Two mistakes have been corrected from the original post. Voters for Washington Children spent $15,000 in digital ads AGAINST Luis Moscoso in the District 1 Senate race. In addition, Voters for Washington Children spent $10,000 AGAINST Branden Durst in the … Continue reading Following the charter school cash in the Washington State Primary: The latest money scheme

Q and A with candidate Wesley Irwin running in the 32nd District for State Representative

  Previously I interviewed Wesley Irwin via Skype but the next day my computer died and I have yet to recover my work. In the meantime, I sent Mr. Irwin the same questions I had asked him during our interview … Continue reading Q and A with candidate Wesley Irwin running in the 32nd District for State Representative

OSPI Candidate Ron Higgins’  Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading OSPI Candidate Ron Higgins’  Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

OSPI Candidate Chris Reykdal’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading OSPI Candidate Chris Reykdal’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

David Spring’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of requesting the state to provide an alternative summative test to … Continue reading David Spring’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

Chris Reykdal’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our query and we are publishing their answers today. Opting your … Continue reading Chris Reykdal’s Statement on Opting Out

David Spring for the House of Representatives, 5th District

About 2 years ago I met David Spring. We met during a meeting about education in our state. He urged me to visit Olympia and meet my representatives. David has been actively fighting for adequate funding of our schools for years and has gotten to know our state legislators very well. One early morning the following January, he picked me up in his truck and we drove to Olympia. He spent the day introducing me to as many legislators that we had time to meet. I was impressed with the ease of his rapport with our representatives, his understanding of … Continue reading David Spring for the House of Representatives, 5th District