Sunday, November 26, 2017

Seattle Schools Week of November 27-Dec 2nd

Tuesday, November 28th

The swearing-in ceremony for the two newly-elected School Board members, Eden Mack and Zachary DeWolf, along with continuing member, Betty Patu, will be held at JSCEE from 6-7 pm.  Special guest will be state superintendent Chris Rykdal.  Open to all and there will be cake.

To note: the Board is having a closed executive session just before the oath of office ceremony.

Wednesday, November 29th
Work Session to meet with superintendent search firm from 4:30 pm-6pm.  Should be interesting.

Saturday, December 2nd
School Board retreat from 10 am to 3 pm at JSCEE.  Open to all to listen but no public input is allowed.

Also to note this week:

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Will Bring City Hall into Communities Across Seattle on First Day

On Tuesday, November 28, Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan will criss-cross Seattle to take City Hall directly into communities across Seattle. Durkan will take her oath of office and share her vision for the City at events in Rainier Beach, West Seattle, the Chinatown-International District, Phinney Ridge, and Lake City.

“Throughout the campaign, I emphasized we must tackle our challenges and seize opportunities as One City. Starting on my first day in office, I want everyone to be a part of creating meaningful change for our City. It will take all of us working together to build a progressive, innovative and inclusive city for the next generation. I know we are up to not just meeting our toughest challenges like homelessness and housing, but to build and create the opportunities that will continue to make Seattle the great City we love,” said Durkan.

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 3:00 pm PT
Where: Ethiopian Community Center located at 8323 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 4:15 pm PT
Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center located at 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 5:45 pm PT
Where: Wing Luke Museum located at 719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm PT
Where: Phinney Neighborhood Association located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00 pm PT
Where: Elliott Bay Public House and Brewery located at 12537 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125


Kate said...

I hate to be a pessimist, but I cannot see how Jenny Durkan will be able to make this Tuesday schedule work with anything other than ideal traffic conditions. --If she can control traffic, then she deserved to win by an even wider margin!-- Is each destination just a 5 minute photo-op? I predict either a delayed schedule on Tuesday or a stop that ends up being omitted.

Anonymous said...

Yes, specially those last two stops. I’m guessing it’s just a photo op.

Stretch goals

Melissa Westbrook said...

I’m thinking she will have staff at different locations; otherwise, it’s just a photo op.

Anonymous said...

For teachers and parents of IB students (or those considering IB), please consider providing public comment -by 3 pm today- on pending legislation. The proposed language could effectively restrict IB credit granting at public and private WA State colleges. As proposed, colleges could limit credit to scores of 5 or higher in HL courses only. In order to be more comparable to AP credit, it is suggested that policies include BOTH SL and HL coursework with scores of 4 or higher.

NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 28B.10 RCW to read as follows:
(1) The institutions of higher education must establish a coordinated, evidence-based policy for granting as many undergraduate college credits to students who have earned minimum scores of five on higher level international baccalaureate exams as possible and appropriate.
(2) Credit policy regarding all international baccalaureate exams must be posted on campus web sites effective for the 2018 fall academic term. The institutions of higher education must conduct biennial reviews of their international baccalaureate credit policy and report noncompliance to the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 1st of each year, beginning November 1, 2020.

From email forwarded from Sammamish:

IB coordinators firmly believe that this bill will negatively impact students and families across the state and are asking that those who agree with our position to email Julie Garver, Director of Policy and Academic Affairs, at JGarver@cop.wsu.edu BEFORE 3pm TODAY and ask for the committee to reconsider their policy to:

a) include ALL IB courses (HL and SL at scores of 4 or better)
b) create policy that supports the equitable treatment of AP and IB courses across the state at all institutions
c) include ALL stakeholders in future deliberations

-IB parent

Anonymous said...

@IB parent-- Thank you for the heads up.
-future IB parent