enrollment http://www.kplu.org en 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