Almost like someone picked up the phone and said, "This needs more attention - put in a graphic and get it back in the cue of local stories." Almost like someone needs to get the drumbeat up about pre-K and getting more space in SPS.
Interesting series from KCTS about portables.
In 2003, Spokane Public Schools launched a four-phase, 25-year long range plan that vowed to keep a flat local tax rate. It required patience — some schools wouldn’t benefit from passed bonds for decades.Very troubling story from KOMO-TV " 'Our system is broken' - More King county kids being arrested for violent crimes." Big issue? Ready access to guns.
It was a steady-as-she-goes plan, said Mark Anderson, the district’s assistant superintendent. That was appealing for voters, he said.
A nearly stagnant student population has been an advantage for Spokane. Spokane Public Schools’ latest demographic reports show growth is now on the horizon. New requirements for all-day kindergarten and smaller overall class sizes — by many other measures welcomed mandates — are creating the need for more space throughout the state’s public schools.
From the slayings inside the jungle homeless encampment in January; to the killing of Decatur High School sophomore in February; to the death of teenage girl in Burien earlier this month, the majority of the murders being investigated in King County this year have allegedly been allegedly been committed by children.
"Never have we seen this many homicide cases in such a short period of time involving juveniles." said King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, during an interview last week. King County Superior Court Chief Juvenile Court Judge J. Wesley Saint Clair calls the surge in youth gun violence "a crisis."
Satterberg points out that all of the victims in the killings were shot with stolen guns and that all of the suspects - eight boys and one girl - were no strangers to the juvenile justice system.
"They don't think about consequences, they get angry and they respond to that physiological feeling of anger. These are all reasons you don't want kids carrying guns," Satterberg said.What's on your mind?