Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.
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March 05, 2015
November 13, 2014
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
Voters in Denver also voted to extend a program helps families pay preschool tuition for their 4-year-olds.
October 28, 2014
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
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
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
Eleven Seattle schools schedule only 20 minutes or less for recess each day, according to KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.
May 14, 2013
Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.
March 06, 2013
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
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.