Went to the "State of the District" event yesterday hosted by the Alliance for Education and sponsored by Group Health. (I'm sort of kidding about the the sponsorship but somebody paid for that.) There were some interesting things said from the Superintendent (frank talk, very long and a reference to God), Mayor (how many times can he say "collaboration" until you realize that it may just be a talking point) and Washington State Teacher of the Year (tests are NOT everything but he likes Common Core).
You will not hear all this today when the Superintendent gives his speech again at JSCEE at 4 pm. It's a 20 minute speech. Also, no food or wine for you as at the Alliance event (but I was rushing out the door to see David Sedaris so I didn't get any either).
All part of the SPS puzzle (especially around enrollment) - the City announces community open houses around housing. (What? no love for West Seattle or NW Seattle.)
Ethiopian Community Center
8323 Rainier Ave S
Wednesday, November 19, 20146 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Garfield Community Center
2323 E Cherry St
Thursday, November 20, 20146 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Olympic View Elementary School
504 NE 95th St
Thursday, December 04, 20146 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/seahousing
Good article from The Atlantic Monthly on national graduation rates.
Last year, 86 percent of students took home high school diplomas, while only 7 percent dropped out—down from 13 percent two decades ago, according to Census Bureau data.
The national average reflects improvements across all demographics but
is boosted by significant gains among black and especially Latino
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