Also of note, from The Stranger:
Seattle Public Utilities is investigating whether galvanized gooseneck fittings are corroding, KUOW reports, which might pose some risk. Bottom line: Water is safe to drink, according to SPU. They continue to recommend running the water a few minutes before drinking it. If you want to check if your piping is galvanized, use SPU's website or call (206) 684-5800. Even then, there's a 25 percent chance your galvanized piping includes gooseneck fittings.Congrats to Broadview-Thomson K-8 teacher Shana Brown who was selected by the Department of Education as a "great educator."
She will be among several honorees in attendance at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the White House.The district is having an open house for review of K-5 LA curriculum materials.
She is the principal author of Washington state's newly required curriculum: "Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State". Shana has also conducted trainings on behalf of Seattle Public Schools, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the National Indian Education Association, the organization that nominated her for this honor.
Currently she is working with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian on their new online initiative, Native Knowledge 360°.
A wide variety of materials submitted for teaching reading and writing will be on display for examination and feedback. The feedback is essential to the process of selecting the best materials to recommend for the second round of the review and field-test process.Summer learning info up at SPS website including Jump Start for incoming Ks, Summer Staircase for K-4th, and credit recovery for high school students. (You have to ask your middle school what programs they might be offering.) The Skills Center also has a great summer program for learning about career fields.
The community may also review materials online and at the John Stanford Center between May 2 and May 20. More information, including online access codes and feedback forms, will be available on the SPS ELA K-5 Adoption webpage starting May 2.
The City is starting Bicycle Sundays this Sunday, May 1st. There will be 14 such days when Lake Washington Blvd closes to motorized vehicles form 10 am to 6 pm.
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