Education

Seattle educators gather at a rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence on Aug. 16, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Teachers Union Approves Contract Agreement

The new contract that offers a 10.5 percent pay increase now awaits the School Board’s vote.

 

Greg DiGiacomo, Judson Kane, and Darryl James (left to right) attend a Seattle Education Association meeting at Benaroya Hall to vote for a strike authorization on Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Educators Vote to Authorize Strike

Teachers will picket for the second time in three years if an agreement isn’t made with the district by Sep. 5.

 

Hundreds of teachers rally outside of John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence to ask for raises in the upcoming contract with Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Is a Strike Looming at Seattle Public Schools?

Some educators say they’re ready to stall negotiations to demand competitive wages.

 

Garfield High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr

Seattle Public Schools and Teachers’ Unions Spar Over Alleged Deficits

SPS says the McCleary Supreme Court ruling will cost them money, while teachers argue it should increase funding.

Garfield High School. Photo by Joe Wolf/Flickr
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County Wins Sex Ed Funding Case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County
A parent hugs her teenage daughter while participating in Planned Parenthood’s LiFT program. Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

The Battle for Sex Ed Funding’s Future

Western Washington advocates fight back as the federal Department of Health and Human Services tries to reallocate resources to abstinence-only programs.

A parent hugs her teenage daughter while participating in Planned Parenthood’s LiFT program. Photo courtesy Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Seattle Public Schools superintendent finalist Denise Juneau served two terms as Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Hears from Public Schools Superintendent Finalists

The candidates discussed their thoughts on topics ranging from opportunity gaps to charter schools.

Seattle Public Schools superintendent finalist Denise Juneau served two terms as Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Public Schools Announces Superintendent Finalists

While candidates have been chosen, many parents still have issues with the search process.

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Seattle Students Find Empowering Lessons in ‘Hamilton’

High schoolers draw parallels between modern and historic struggles after watching the Broadway hit.

Students perform their original pieces prior to watching ‘Hamilton’ on March 14, 2018. Photo by Christopher Nelson

Suburban and Rural Students Join the Call for Gun Control

What the National School Walkout looked like outside of Seattle.

Garfield High School students stand in silence to protest gun violence. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Students Take Part in the National School Walkout

Garfield High School students pay tribute to the Parkland victims by rallying for gun control.

Garfield High School students stand in silence to protest gun violence. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Seattle school bus drivers ended a nine-day strike that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle Schools Still Seeking Future Options After Bus Drivers End Nine-Day Strike

As the yellow bus service resumes, the district continues plans to attract more contractors.

Seattle school bus drivers ended a nine-day strike that affected more than 12,000 students. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Parents and Educators Concerned About Seattle Superintendent Search

Many say that the process has been too hasty and lacked enough input.

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nyland speaks at a November press conference about a new agreement between the city and Seattle Public Schools. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
Photo by Melissa Hellmann
                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.

Seattle High School Students of Color Demand Their Voices Be Heard

The NAACP Youth Coalition want the district to officially acknowledge “that black lives matter.”

Photo by Melissa Hellmann
                                 Ha’aheo Auwae-Dekker talks to other members at an NAACP Youth Coalition meeting on January 31.
Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Seattle School Bus Drivers Strike for Health Care

For the second time this school year, bus lots host picket lines. This time, there’s no end in sight.

Bus driver Chrystale Holiwell pickets outside of the South Park bus lot on Thursday. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

As Plans for Fort Lawton Move Forward, a New School Appears Less Likely

The former Army base could ease the city’s low-income housing shortage or school overcrowding. It just probably can’t do both.

The Post Exchange and Gymnasium building is one of many structures remaining from Fort Lawton’s past. Photo by Wonderlane/Flickr

Board Introduces Plan to Beef Up Ethnic Studies in Seattle Schools

After the NAACP launched the idea in January, Seattle schools are poised to make it happen.

Jesse Hagopian Honors Black Student Activists For Their Work Against Racism

The Garfield teacher used a $100,000 settlement over police use of force to establish a scholarship fund.