Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 25th, is another kindergarten enrollment day at Rainier Beach Community Center from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm.
The Washington State House passed a measure yesterday to prevent the levy cliff until 2019. A couple of Republicans crossed the aisle to pass the bill. The Senate has yet to even get it out of committee but I think the pressure is on to get it to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
Hale's basketball team is #1 in the nation and the Times examines how that team came to be.
Oh look, the White House website is now no longer available in Spanish or has info for disabled readers. On the other end of the political spectrum, a Saturday Night Live writer was suspended for a tweet about Trump's youngest son (who is a minor.) Note to all: underaged children of elected officials are off-limits. Always.
Mississippi has sued Google, claiming they violate student privacy. From ABC News:
In a news conference Tuesday, Hood said Google is breaking Mississippi consumer protection law by selling ads using data from services it provides to schools.
"They're building a profile so they can advertise to them," Hood said. "They expressly stated in writing that they would not do that."The suit says Google could be fined up to $10,000 for each of its student accounts in Mississippi. With half the state's school districts using Google's email, calendar and other online services, that amount could top $1 billion.Hood sent a letter to local school superintendents Friday asking them to preserve evidence to help with the lawsuit. He's advising parents to consult their local school systems.
The Seattle Public Library Foundation announces the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition.
The competition asks students to write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.What's on your mind?
Essay submissions will be open from January 1 – March 15 and should be submitted here. Please make sure to fully read the eligibility and rules and judging criteria before submitting your essay.
1st Place: $5,000 scholarship
2nd Place: Two $2,500 scholarships