Here is a nice Seattle Times story by Marian Liu about KNHC, the radio station at Nathan Hale, how it started, how it works, how influential it is, and how it works for students. What isn't mentioned is that the District is thinking of selling it to stave off the budget crisis.
You see, you can develop something - a radio station, a steel drum band, a student lounge full of furniture - and although the school district didn't contribute a dime to it they own it. So they can sell it whenever they like and pocket the proceeds. Good to know, isn't it?
Also in the Seattle Times we find this completely idiotic editorial about using teacher evaluations as part of the way to determine the order of layoffs. It is idiotic because the teacher evaluation system is broken and under repair. It is not something that should be put to wholesale use before it is fixed. Also, the evaluation process and the layoff process should not be linked.
There was a second story about education by Jordan Royer in Crosscut. This one was about the governor's plan to consolidate education bureaucracies.
Publicola ran a story on the bill promoted by Reps Tom and Pettigrew (Eric, not Peter) that the Times editorialized about.
The Rainier Valley Post had a call for volunteers at Graham Hill Elementary.
Joel Connely of the Seattle P-I wrote an editorial about the upcoming Family and Education Levy. Why didn't he ask these questions in the fall about the supplemental levy?