Also the district is having an event, co-sponsored with WSU on Sunday, the 19th at Garfield from noon-4:30 p.m.
Imagine U @ College! is a unique program that educates people on the benefits of a college education, how to apply for admission and pay tuition, and how to be successful in college.
For the first time, WSU is partnering with Seattle Public Schools to make the program available to all students and families in the District. The program is free and lunch will be provided to the first 500 attendees.
A second Seattle Imagine U @ College! Program will take place the following day, Nov. 19, at Garfield High School. This one will provide similar workshops for all Garfield High School students. This program includes a family night at Garfield beginning at 6 p.m.
or more information about Imagine U @ College!, visit www.imagineu.wsu.edu.
Samantha Hege, Imagine U @ College! Program Coordinator, 509-335-6805, email@example.com.
Steve Nakata, Manager of Communications, WSU Student Affairs & Enrollment, 509-335-1774, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is good but I'm a little surprised that this would be at Garfield who tends to have many college visits. Why is this not at Chief Sealth or Rainier Beach or West Seattle High?
It also appears that the Alliance - who previously said they had no stand on charters - is going out of its way to have a big discussion on charters with those who DO support them.
There is to be an event - by invite only and alas, I have no received mine yet - that features Robin Lake of the Center for Reinventing Public Education (a charter think tank). It's billed as "2012 Election Re-Cap and Social Hour" at the "Alliance Living Room". It is hosted by Alliance CEO Sara Morris and other "passionate public education supporters" for appetizers, wine and conversation.
Topics? "What happens next on charter schools? Who will be on the Charter Commission? When might the first school open?"
So this is what the Alliance spends their donations on - private discussions about ed reform. If I were a PTA, I would walk away from the Alliance. I wonder which Board members might show up. Or even were invited.
What's on your mind?