Update: Congrats to Chief Sealth (via the West Seattle blog);
For the third consecutive year, the Academy of Business, which includes
both the Academy of Finance and Academy of Hospitality & Tourism
programs, was awarded “Model Status” by the National Academy Foundation, an award given to only a select number of business academies across the country.
There are only five NAF academies in the entire state of Washington,
with two of those located here at Chief Sealth Int’l. Over the past five
years, the graduation rate for the Academy of Business has exceeded 99%
and over 95% of those that graduate have gone on to college or
I attended the bell times meeting at JAMS last night; thread to come. Apparently it was the largest crowd yet (about 70 people). I think the district has a plan and it's working.
Speaking of getting to school, The Atlantic had this article, Why Japanese Kids Can Walk to School Alone.
Even in big cities like Tokyo, small children take the subway and
run errands by themselves. The reason has a lot to do with group
A popular television show called Hajimete no Otsukai, or My First Errand,
features children as young as two or three being sent out to do a task
for their family. As they tentatively make their way to the greengrocer
or bakery, their progress is secretly filmed by a camera crew. The show
has been running for more than 25 years.
And before you say that Japan is "different" from the U.S., yes, I'm aware of that. But sending kids to school is a world-wide event and many kids take public transportation - alone - to get there.
Speaking of, tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 7th is national WalkBike to School Day.
A high-school senior in the Highline School District died on Monday after sustaining an injury playing football. I'm going to have a thread on this issue as more districts across the nation are rethinking high school football.
What's on your mind?