Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

  Many of us painfully recall our last Broad Superintendent, Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and the chaos she wrought through school closings, successful programs being decimated, an increase in bureaucracy, nonsensical rifing of teachers and a regime of fear. This kind of … Continue reading Eli Broad is trying to push through another superintendent candidate for Seattle Public Schools, Andre Spencer

Learning from Past Mistakes: Seattle Public School’s Greatest Superintendent Misses, Part 1: Joseph Olchefske

Editor’s note: As Seattle Public Schools starts to narrow the field of potential superintendents it’s important to learn from past mistakes. Example one: Joseph Olchefske. -Carolyn Leith From February 5, 2017: THE BALLAD OF JOSEPH OLCHEFSKE: MIDDLE COLLEGE, ED-REFORM MARKET FAILURE, AND … Continue reading Learning from Past Mistakes: Seattle Public School’s Greatest Superintendent Misses, Part 1: Joseph Olchefske

Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull re: EdTech in schools and student privacy

John Krull has agreed to answer some questions about what is happening in terms of technology and software programs planned for Seattle Public Schools. As Krull states in his letter of application for the position within Seattle Public Schools, “I … Continue reading Ten questions for Seattle Public Schools’ IT Lead John Krull re: EdTech in schools and student privacy

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action

Originally posted at I Am an Educator. Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action Over 200 scholars and professors nationwide sign statement in support of the Seattle teachers’ October 19,, 2016 … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action

Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

It’s no secret that refusal forms provided by school districts are designed to shame and intimidate parents into second guessing their decision to keep their children from participating in high states testing. One Seattle parent wasn’t impressed with Seattle Public … Continue reading Introducing the Decision to Support the Whole Child Refusal Form

Watson Tango Fremont Washington Middle School PTA! Charter schools recruiting at your “High School Success Night”?!?

I’d say the Washington Middle School PTA has some explaining to do. This is the flyer that went out to all of the parents at the middle school for High School Success Night: Please join Washington Middle School for WMS … Continue reading Watson Tango Fremont Washington Middle School PTA! Charter schools recruiting at your “High School Success Night”?!?

“We Are Not Throw-Aways!”: A Statement from the High Point Middle College Site Council

  A statement from the Site Council of the High Point Middle College: “WE ARE NOT THROW-AWAYS!” Why is Seattle Public Schools (SPS) denying our underserved students an opportunity to become creative, critical, successful learners? Where is the goal of … Continue reading “We Are Not Throw-Aways!”: A Statement from the High Point Middle College Site Council

Garfield’s Black Student Union responds to rumored white supremacists march in Seattle

Fueled by statements of hatred and bigotry spewed by Donald Trump and echoed by others including the mainstream press who consider it infotainment for the masses, some folks who want desperately to feel they’re better than anyone else, have decided to come … Continue reading Garfield’s Black Student Union responds to rumored white supremacists march in Seattle

Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

For the first time in 30 years, Seattle educators went on strike for the schools Seattle students deserve and for the working conditions and compensation the teachers deserve. After five days on the picket lines, supported by close to 100 … Continue reading Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

An open letter to Superintendent Nyland: Save Middle College High School

Dear Dr. Nyland, I am writing to you and other senior administrators today to express my support for Middle College High School (MCHS).  MCHS families received a letter from Principal Nash last week stating that staff members at the University … Continue reading An open letter to Superintendent Nyland: Save Middle College High School

An open letter to the Seattle School Board: Rethink idea of a raise and contract extension for Superintendent Nyland

The following is an open letter from parent, Jill MacCorkle, to Seattle’s current and newly elected School Board Directors. At the November 18, 2015 School Board meeting, Directors will be voting on a raise and contract extension for Superintendent Nyland. … Continue reading An open letter to the Seattle School Board: Rethink idea of a raise and contract extension for Superintendent Nyland