Update: forgot to include this fascinating piece of news.
Sarah Morningstar, the late Cheryl Chow's partner, applied for Sally Clark's soon to be vacant City Council seat. Morningstar mentions her work as a school administrator in Seattle Schools in her application. Morningstar is currently assistant principal at TOPS.
The City Council will announce the finalists on Monday at 2 pm. There will be 3-minute presentations from the finalists on Friday, the 24th with an announcement of the winner on Monday, April 27th. Good luck, Ms. Morningstar.
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In news about First Place Scholars, it's good news. Apparently, they have shown enough progress for their turnaround for the Charter Commission's Executive Director, Joshua Halsey, to say that things are looking good. They just need to turn in their documentation on Special Education to meet what the CC asked for in changes at FPS.
Did you get a robo-call from Ready Washington (brought to you by OSPI and the Gates Foundation) about SBAC? From Seattle Education:
People around the state are receiving robo-calls from a (Gates backed Teachers United) teacher
who was declared “Teacher of the Year” by The Office of the State
Superintendent (OSPI) which is headed by the State Superintendent Randy
Dorn. Mr. Dorn is also on the board of CCSSO which is an organization receiving $84M from Bill Gates to promote the Common Core Standards.
Interested in civil rights data collection? Here's a place to search.
Robert Kennedy, Jr. continues his ranting over vaccines and autism. Recently, he had to walk back this statement:
This is a Holocaust, what this is doing to our country.”
Here's a test question from Singapore that seems to stump everyone - When is Cheryl's Birthday?
From KUOW, a entirely outdoor preschool here in Seattle. Wonder if they would qualify for the City's program? Nah.
Time for your science lesson - Finding the Speed of Light with Peeps
Coloring Books - they're not just for kids.
What's on your mind?