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November 13, 2014

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.

November 05, 2014

Seattle Voters Approve City-Backed Preschool Pilot; Hawaii Initiative Falls

Voters in Denver also voted to extend a program helps families pay preschool tuition for their 4-year-olds.

October 28, 2014

Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.

October 16, 2014

Washington State Voids Test Scores at Seattle School Due to High Erasure Rates

State officials stopped short of saying that cheating occurred at the elementary school, but noted that "significant" changes—including a high number of erasures from incorrect to correct answers—signaled that testing protocols were not followed.

July 07, 2014

Sacramento City District Poised to Hire Seattle's Superintendent

Seattle Superintendent José Banda, a career educator in California, says he is the finalist for the schools chief job in Sacramento City Unified.

May 21, 2014

Recess Time Declining in Seattle Schools, Local News Outlet Finds

Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.

May 14, 2013

And So Ends the Seattle Testing Boycott Saga—for Now

Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.

March 06, 2013

Seattle District Probed by Feds Over Discipline of Black Students

The district is the latest revealed to be under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education because of data showing students of some races are disciplined more harshly than peers of different races.

February 08, 2013

The Seattle Boycott Is Not About High-Stakes Testing, Except That It Is

A Seattle teacher boycott against a district-mandated exam seems increasingly tied to fights against high-stakes testing, whether or not that was the intended goal.

February 05, 2013

Portland Joins Seattle As Site of Test Protests

A group students in Portland, Ore. is organizing a boycott of the state's high-stakes standardized tests.

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