Susan Enfield http://www.kplu.org en King County school districts bag $40M federal grant http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-school-districts-bag-40m-federal-grant <p>A pack of King County school districts has won of slice of the federal government’s <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/index.html">Race to The Top </a>fund, worth $40 million dollars over four years. Seven districts applied for the grant together, as the Road Map District Consortium. They said they’ll use the money to beef up preschool programs, enrich science and math learning in the primary grades, and offer training and testing subsidies to high schools.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:07:05 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7337 at http://www.kplu.org A teary farewell to Seattle schools chief http://www.kplu.org/post/teary-farewell-seattle-schools-chief <p>It wasn&rsquo;t on the school board agenda, but members of Susan Enfield&rsquo;s cabinet paid her a surprise tribute during her final school board meeting Wednesday. Enfield is leaving Seattle Public Schools this month after 16 months as interim superintendent.</p><p>Enfield wiped away tears as a string of her deputies praised her, beginning with Enfield&rsquo;s number-two, Interim Deputy Superintendent Bob Boesche.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:57:42 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5224 at http://www.kplu.org A teary farewell to Seattle schools chief Get to know interim Seattle schools superintendent Susan Enfield http://www.kplu.org/post/get-know-interim-seattle-schools-superintendent-susan-enfield <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956663.mp3</p><p>Most people know very little about the new head of Seattle Public Schools. After Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson was <a href="http://kplu.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools">fired over financial irregularities last week</a>, the school board named Susan Enfield interim superintendent. Enfield had only been with the district for a year and a half as Chief Academic Officer. KPLU education reporter Charla Bear sat down with her to find out what she brings to Seattle schools besides <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014369217_susanenfieldsresume.html">an impressive </a><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014369217_susanenfieldsresume.html">resume</a>...and dozens of rubber duckies.</p><p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:43:00 +0000 Charla Bear 955 at http://www.kplu.org Get to know interim Seattle schools superintendent Susan Enfield Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-11 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Tacoma&#39;s Wood Smoke Problem</strong></li><li><b>New Superintendent for Seattle</b></li><li><strong>More Lye Leaks From Wrecked Railcar</strong></li><li>&nbsp;</li></ul><div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; "><b>Unusual Readings of Tacoma Pollutants</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; ">Wood smoke is a presenting a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/02/1567446/smoke-from-tacoma-area-wood-stoves.html" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">bigger pollution problem in Tacoma</a>&nbsp;than experts have thought, according to a newly released study by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The News Tribune&#39;s Rob Carson writes diesel and gas emissions remain the &nbsp;dominant pollutants:</p><blockquote style="background-image: url(http://www.kplu.org/sites/all/themes/brainy/images/bg-blockquote.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(187, 187, 187); font-style: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 50px; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat repeat; "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; display: inherit; font-size: 13px; ">But in Tacoma, the risks from wood smoke were as much as seven times higher than is typical in other urban areas. Potential health effects include cancer, lung damage, heart disease and nerve damage.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; ">The agency&#39;s Ryan Dicks tells the&nbsp;Trib&nbsp;more people may be heating with wood stoves because it&#39;s cheaper. The high wood smoke readings pushed Tacoma past federal clean air standards, the only area in the state to get such a mark.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><b>Seattle Wonders &quot;Who is Susan Enfield?&quot;</b></p><p>Seattle headlines are dominated this morning by the school board firing of Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and her top finance and operations manager, Don Kennedy, in the wake of a financial scandal. KPLU&#39;s&nbsp;Jennifer Wing was at last night&#39;s meeting, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools">packed with angry parents and teachers </a>who cheered the results.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:59:02 +0000 KPLU News Staff 920 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines