The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

  We have published several articles on Summit charter schools and “personalized learning” which is a sugar coated description of placing students in front of a computer for all their lessons and tests. There is nothing personalized about the programs, … Continue reading The stealth campaign for charter schools found in emails of Seattle Public School employees and the candidacy of Omar Vasquez

Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of

John Krull agreed to answer our 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 implemented … Continue reading Seattle Public Schools IT Head John Krull answers our questions…well, sort of

Tech Tip o’ the Day for Seattle Public Schools: How to get kids and teachers in front of computers all day

  The following email was brought to my attention today. It was sent to all Seattle Public School staff. From: Cranston, Gary Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:35 PM Subject: Tuesdy Tech Tip 5/16/17: Apply TODAY for Summer Blended Learning … Continue reading Tech Tip o’ the Day for Seattle Public Schools: How to get kids and teachers in front of computers all day

Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board

Shortly after publishing a post titled The Seattle school board is asking the question: Where should technology fit into the education of K-12 students? on how the school board wanted to deliberate and have a conversation on the role of … Continue reading Someone is driving the curriculum in Seattle Public Schools and it’s not educators, parents or the school board

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

SEATTLE’S CEDAR PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: IS THERE RACIAL EQUITY?

Editor’s note: Original post written by Kevin Hilman for the Olympic Hills PTA blog. Post re-published with permission.  -Carolyn Leith  For the last year and a half, the Olympic Hills Elementary School community (in interim at Cedar Park) has pushed hard for … Continue reading SEATTLE’S CEDAR PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: IS THERE RACIAL EQUITY?

The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC

Some state departments of education have threatened to withhold a high school diploma if a student doesn’t take and pass a so-called college readiness test in grade 11. However, no state legislature has passed a statute linking the award of … Continue reading The ESSA and opting out of the SBAC

The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

  This article was originally published in The Progressive. Snuffing out Democracy-the Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board Seattle and the state of Washington have determinedly resisted the expanding privatization of our nation’s schools. Citizens protested standardized testing … Continue reading The Struggle over Mayoral Control of Seattle’s School Board

Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

  If Mayor Murray wants to address the “achievement/opportunity gap” in a way that is more appropriate to his office, he needs to focus on a living wage for all in Seattle and affordable housing. That will go a long … Continue reading Email shows how Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to take over the school board

Wayne Au, PhD: How a whiter Seattle creates more education inequities

Dr. Wayne Au is an Associate Professor of Education at the School of Educational Studies at University of Washington, Bothell, and an editor for Rethinking Schools, a magazine focused on issues of educational justice. He is a product of Seattle Public Schools (Garfield Class of ’90), and he earned his BA and MIT from The Evergreen State College. He also taught in Seattle Public Schools (including teaching at a program for drop outs) and in the Berkeley Unified School District before getting his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a minor in Education Policy Studies, from the University of Wisconsin, … Continue reading Wayne Au, PhD: How a whiter Seattle creates more education inequities