Seattle Schools This Week

Tuesday, October 22nd
Road Map to College : College Application Event from 2:30-8:00 p.m. at Franklin High School

Wednesday, October 23rd
Public Comment on SPS Levies - BEX IV and Operations from 4-5 p.m. at JSCEE
This is a legally mandated public hearing the district must have for all levies.  Unfortunately, they don't say how long the speaking period is but I suspect it is about 2 minutes.  I recall that President DeBell said they had spots for between 20-25 speakers.  You sign up at the time of the hearing.

Work Session on Creative Approach Schools from 5-6:30 p.m. (right after the public hearing)

Community Conversation to Support Student Success at Nathan Hale High School from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

A Parent Discussion:Alternatives to Truancy, Suspension and Discipline

The District Ombudsman, in collaboration with staff from Disciplinary Appeals, the Truancy Office and School-Family Partnerships/Equity & Race, invites families to participate in discussions to address alternatives to truancy, suspension and disciplinary issues at school.

Thursday, October 25th
Road Map to College : College Application Event from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at West Seattle High School

Banda Conversation/Reception with African-American Community at Mount Zion Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, October 27th
Community Meeting with Director Patu from 10 am -noon at Caffe Vita, 5028 Wilson Avenue S.

Ballots are out - please vote by Tuesday, November 6th!


seattle citizen said…
Indirectly impacting Seattle Schools this week (because there are only three weeks to go before the election), we find yet abother op-ed in today's Times in favor of charters.
Have there been ANY anti-charter op-eds in the Times?

Op-ed: Approve Initiative 1240 to allow public charter schools
Unknown said…
Well, I know one was sent in but given how much they liked charters, I doubt it.

Look, they ran a picture of a 1240 supporter with posters of Yes in the background on the Letters to the Editor page.

They just sold themselves advertising for Rob McKenna to show it can be done and now they want us to believe there's a 'strict" line between editorial and reporting. Sorry kids, go peddle that somewhere else.

After this election, my door is closed to reporters from the Times. I respect Brian Rosenthal and Linda Shaw but I cannot believe that their reporting will not somehow be comprised by the editorial side.

The Times' actions speak louder than any words they speak.
Anonymous said…
I know a couple others were sent in, but I'm sure they won't show up either.

Luckily I got to vent just the other day when an unfortunate salesperson from the Blethen Times called about my free! week! of newspaper! delivery! I believe I started with the Rob McKenna fiasco and moved on to the charter rah-rah show they've been running without even trying to balance their coverage with the cons about charters (no pun intended, even though there are both kinds of cons where charters are concerned) and that the Seattle Times was the print equivalent of Fox News - unfair and unbalanced. After I finished, the sales person had the temerity to ask if that meant I didn't want the paper. *headdesk*

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Anonymous said…
In Sept. I complained directly to Lynne Varner about the relentless pro charter editorials running in the Times. She emailed me links to a couple of critiques of charters that ran last winter!

She asked me to forward links from this forum in SUPPORT of charters, TFA or general reforms for education. That shows you where the Seattle Times is.

S parent
Unknown said…
@S parent,
So this blog serves as the balance to the Seattle Times editorial boards bias for pro-charter, pro-TFA or pro-ed reform editorial pieces? That's a serious response from Lynn Varner?

Melissa and Charlie, what's your circulation? What's your ad revenue? Is it up there with the Seattle Times?

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