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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.

January 24, 2013

Seattle Teachers' Test Boycott: Reading The Tea Leaves

How big the boycott will get and what were its main triggers are open questions.

January 23, 2013

NEA Supports Seattle Teachers Protesting Standardized Test

The NEA has come out to support Seattle teachers who refuse to administer MAP tests.

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