Just wanted to point out the powerful story from KUOW's Ann Dornfeld on Black Lives Matter Day. She, like all the press, was not allowed into any Seattle school to observe and report on the day but she's a resourceful journalist and went to Highline SD. Seems like this class did just fine with their discussion with her present.
Interesting story from Education Next about the National Assessment of Educational Progress's LTT (long-term trend test.)
The long term trend test of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (LTT NAEP) is the longest running test of student achievement that provides a scientifically valid estimate of what American students have learned. For over four decades, beginning with a science assessment in 1969, the LTT NAEP has tested randomly-selected groups of students age 9, 13, and 17 in several school subjects. Reading and mathematics have been assessed the most. The reading test began in 1971 and the math test in 1973.The next three items come via Director Harris (thanks to her for the heads up:)
The last LTT NAEP was given in 2012. It was scheduled to be given in 2016, but that assessment was cancelled because of budget cuts. It was then scheduled for 2020, but earlier this year–again for budgetary reasons–that assessment was also cancelled. Currently, the next LTT NAEP is scheduled for 2024. If it is indeed administered then—and there is no guarantee that it will be—twelve years will have passed between NAEP LTT tests. Up until 2012, the longest interval without a LTT NAEP was five years.
Your student not eligible for an ORCA card from Seattle Public Schools? The City of Seattle is offering FREE Youth Orca cards. Contact Dreena Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/26
The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for students who have distinguished themselves through community service. Honors are granted at the local, state and national level. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com to apply. Applications are due Nov 8th.
The Seattle Public Library is accepting job applications from students 16 years of age and older for the library Student Assistant Program. Deadline is 10/31. See spl.org library careers for more information or visit your local SPL branch location and ask a staff. (Ken Gollersrud, email@example.com, End 10/31)
Want to know all the famous people who graduated from Seattle and Puget Sound-area? The PI has the list. And look who I found in the Roosevelt yearbook archives.
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