Here's something that happens when you move: you handle all of your stuff and you have to ask yourself if you should keep it, sell it, gift it, or toss it. You handle ALL of your stuff. For me, that meant a lot of handouts that I have received from Seattle Public Schools at meetings over the past fourteen years.
Among these documents were a number of supposedly important decisions the District had made about Advanced Learning. They included a copy of the bound report "Review of Highly Capable Programs 2000-2001" which was the genesis of my activism. Three different versions of the report from the Second Highly Capable Review delivered the following year complete with recommendations. A March 24, 2003 letter from Dr. June Rimmer to all fifth grade families clarifying that only programs with self-contained classes are Spectrum and those without self-contained classrooms will be designated as A.L.O.s. A description of the accreditation process that all advanced learning programs were supposed to complete dated August 21, 2003. Slide handout from a March 15, 2004 presentation on Advanced Learning from Dr. Stump and Michelle Corker-Curry to the Student Learning Committee (now the Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee) in which they cover a number of issues.
Here's what a review of these old, old documents tell us: the District has never taken a single step to fix any of the known problems in Advanced Learrning for 14 years. The District has never implemented any of the recommendations from any of the committees they appointed to make recommendations.
The inaction on Advanced Learning is institutional.