Seattle Education This Week

A very busy week.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st
SPS College Application event at Garfield High School from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm
College Application Events provide one-on-one support for high school seniors navigating the college application process. At these events, students receive help researching colleges, filling out applications, and drafting personal statements. Volunteers, including local college admissions officers, are on site to provide support with college applications and answer questions.

Note: there will be several more of these events in the coming weeks at high schools thruout SPS.

Wednesday, Oct 22nd
North Beach Elementary Cafeteria, 9018 24th Ave NW, 6:30 pm

Want to learn more about education funding? Heard about the McCleary Decision, but want to know more? Interested in knowing what it's like to be part of a legislature that's being held in contempt of court for not fully funding education?

State Representative Reuven Carlyle will present on this topic at North Beach Elementary Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to anyone interested in how the state is (or isn't) funding education.

There are many questions that could be of interest to ask Rep. Carlyle.  One might be about if 1351 gets approved.  Another might be his stance on mayoral takeover of Seattle Schools.  I note that Rep. Carlyle is a big supporter of public education and has at least three of his own children in Seattle Schools.

Sunset Hill Community Association Ballot Issues Forum
Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse, 3003 NW 66th from 7-9 pm
They will be covering the preschool props, 1A and 1B, as well as the transportation prop (also #1) and the monorail prop (also No. 1).  I will be speaking about the preschool props.  

Mayor Murray said recently that he did think this is a confusing ballot and voters may have a challenge.  No kidding.  Let's start with four props that are all Proposition 1.

Thursday, Oct. 23rd
College Application Event (see Tuesday for details)
West Seattle High School from 2:30-5:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 25th
Community Meetings
Director Patu - Cafe Vita from 10 am to 11:30 am.
Director Peters - Queen Anne Library from 2:30-4:00 pm

Documentary film on racism with input from members of the Black Student Union at Chief Sealth High School students at NW Film Forum at 3 pm.  It's called "Riffing on the Dream" and the film was accepted into The Social Justice Film Festival.  (I'm not seeing this in NW Film Forum's calendar so I will check with them tomorrow.)


Anonymous said…

Community election forum Oct. 21st

PSP, know anyone I can contact about speaking on the preschool measures?
Anonymous said…
I would think one of the community council members

I am not sure. PSP
Anonymous said…
another link :


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