enrollment http://www.kplu.org en On Pace For 60,000 Kids By Decade's End, Seattle Schools' Enrollment Grows Again http://www.kplu.org/post/pace-60000-kids-decades-end-seattle-schools-enrollment-grows-again <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151591157&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another 1,300 children will pack into already-crowded Seattle Public Schools next year as the district rides a wave of population growth that, if trends hold, could swell enrollment to more than 60,000 students by the end of the decade.</span></p><p>Projections district administrators released Tuesday show enrollment growing to more than 52,300 students next school year — an increase of more than 7,000 students from seven years ago, when enrollment bottomed-out after a decade of decline.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:57:12 +0000 Kyle Stokes 16835 at http://www.kplu.org On Pace For 60,000 Kids By Decade's End, Seattle Schools' Enrollment Grows Again Nonprofit That Helps Children With Disabilities Needs More Time To Find A New Home http://www.kplu.org/post/nonprofit-helps-children-disabilities-needs-more-time-find-new-home <p></p><p><a href="http://nwcenterkids.org/queen-anne-early-learning/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Northwest Center Kids </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Queen Anne has rented the same building from Seattle Public Schools for decades. But the district says it’s short on space and needs the facility back in the next six months.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program's location is hard to spot from the street. It’s tucked in near a city park on the downhill slope of north Queen Anne.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside, toddlers with Down syndrome and preschoolers with feeding tubes play side by side with typically developing children.</span></p><p>Inclusion was the goal of the program’s founders back in 1965.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They had kids with special needs, and instead of institutionalizing them, they started their own school.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 13134 at http://www.kplu.org Nonprofit That Helps Children With Disabilities Needs More Time To Find A New Home Private school enrollment down as parents struggle to pay http://www.kplu.org/post/private-school-enrollment-down-parents-struggle-pay <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952603.mp3</p><p>The recession is forcing Washington families to make tough decisions about their children’s education. As incomes have dwindled, so has attendance at private schools. In the past few years, <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/pubdocs/P105/2010-11_Enrollment_by_Ethnicity.xls">the schools have lost nearly 3,000 kids</a>, according to data reported to the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:32:49 +0000 Charla Bear 801 at http://www.kplu.org