Have you read thru the District's budgets?
One funny thing is the cover with "Three Goals - 50,000 Journeys." Last I looked the District was near 53,000 students. What about the other 3,000? Also, page 54, where they show the broad breakdown of "Expenditures" - it adds up to 99%, not 100%. Must be that Common Core Math. And guess who's spending is going up the most within SPS? Central at 16.4%
(but they still like to contend they are only 5.8% of the budget with
800 people working at JSCEE).
Important new ruling from the State Supreme court on sealing juvenile records. Story from Crosscut.
He was talking about the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday
that resoundingly affirmed the constitutionality of letting youthful
offenders start their adult lives without the door-slamming stigmata of
public criminal records.
There was the hard-won Youth Opportunities Act,
passed by the Legislature last year, which makes sealing of records
automatic for minors who commit nonviolent, non-sex-related crimes and
settle their court debts; and this year’s Youth Equality and Reintegration Act,
which amplifies that first law by relieving young offenders of most of
the onerous legal financial obligations (or LFOs) that keep them from
settling their tabs and starting fresh. (For more details, see Part 1 and Part 2 of Crosscut’s series on sealing juvenile records.)
Seattle/King County are making their volunteer lists now for the next free medical clinic weekend at Seattle Center in October. If you are a medical professional or just want to help wrangle people, please consider signing up to help.
The University of Puget Sound is dropping its use of the SAT, reports the Seattle Times.
More computer science grads from UW? Could be coming as Microsoft has just donated $10M to kick-start a fund for a second new Computer Science and Engineering building at UW.
Microsoft’s gift represents the first corporate commitment to a
public-private partnership to assemble $110 million in funding to
construct a new 130,000-square-foot CSE building. The new facility will
provide the capacity needed to double the number of degrees we award