This and That
First, a big whoops. Looks like the contractor remodeling Hale doesn't think it rains much in the summer.
"About 18 classrooms at Seattle's Nathan Hale High were damaged Monday when rain came through tarps covering a part of the roof that's under renovation.
The extent of the damage is still being assessed, but school is expected to open on schedule, said district spokesman David Tucker.
Hale is in the middle of a major renovation project, set to run through 2011."
Now, obviously, it would appear the contractor is liable but you'd be surprised the number of times the district has lost in arguments with contractors and sub-contractors about these kinds of things. I'll have to see if the district loses any money on this one.
The second article was about an early-learning center in White Center that is getting an infusion of money from the Gates Foundation. From the article by Times' reporter, Linda Shaw:
"The White Center Early Learning Initiative and East Yakima's Ready by Five each will receive $4 million over the next year. Those donations follow first-round grants last year of $11.7 million to the White Center initiative and $5 million to East Yakima.
Both initiatives are working to substantially increase high-quality learning opportunities for children from birth to age 5.
In the past year, the White Center Early Learning Initiative broke ground on an early-learning center that will open this winter. It also started the Outreach Doula program, a home-visiting program that supports Somali and Latino families with health, child-development and early-learning information."
Sound great! Good for the Gates Foundation.