Seattle Schools en Anaheim superintendent Banda picked for Seattle schools <p><em><strong>Updated</strong></em></p><p>The Seattle School Board is asking Anaheim School Superintendent Jose Banda to lead the Seattle school district.</p><div><p>The district says Board President Michael DeBell contacted Banda Sunday night, and he expressed his willingness to take the job.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:20:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Keith Seinfeld 4878 at Seattle schools to make up 3 snow days <p>SEATTLE &mdash; The Seattle School Board has told the district that classroom instruction is important &mdash; and it needs to make up all three days lost to a snowstorm in January.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:18:19 +0000 The Associated Press 4660 at Monday morning's headlines <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Accused Monroe Killer Was Known Threat</b></li><li><b>Northwest Gas Prices Spike</b></li><li><strong>Union Claims Seattle School Board Knew About Troubles</strong></li><li><b>Pac 10 Tourney Pits UW vs. WSU</b><br />&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Scherf&nbsp;Was Long Considered Risk to Prison Staff</b></p><p>Byron Scherf, who confessed to murdering Monroe prison guard Jaime Biendl, <a href="">was known to corrections officials</a> as a possible threat to staff for years, according to The Herald of Everett:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Staff are concerned that his next victim could be a staff person,&quot; one corrections worker wrote June 1, 2001, in the running log state prison officials have kept on Scherf&#39;s behavior since the mid-1990s.&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Other observations made about the same time point out that&nbsp;Scherf:</p><p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 16:15:24 +0000 KPLU News Staff 938 at Monday morning's headlines Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools <p></p><p>Seattle&#39;s school board fired Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson&nbsp;and Don Kennedy, the district&#39;s chief financial officer, Wednesday evening, as was widely anticipated. The votes were unanimous.</p><p>The action was swift retribution following revelations of a financial scandal that drew the anger of board members and the public.&nbsp;The board then voted 6-1 to appoint Susan Enfield as interim superintendent.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:17:52 +0000 Jennifer Wing & KPLU News Staff 919 at Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools Thursday morning's headlines <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="" 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(; 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="">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 Thursday morning's headlines Urban League says it did nothing wrong <p></p><p>The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, which received $595,000 from Seattle Public Schools, insists taxpayers got their money&#39;s worth despite a state audit report calling the payments of questionable value. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:32:43 +0000 Paula Wissel 916 at Wednesday morning's headlines <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Seattle Schools Scandal: Contractor Defends Pay</strong></li><li><strong>Amber Alert Ends Safely in Bonney Lake</strong></li><li><b>JBLM&nbsp;Soldier Killed in Afghanistan</b></li><li><strong>NASCAR for Puget Sound?</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Seattle School Contractors Ready to Speak Out</b></p><p>As the Seattle School Board prepares to vote on <a href="">a motion to fire Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson </a>this evening, one of the contractors under scrutiny in the alleged contracting fraud is speaking out. Seattle&#39;s Urban League and other small business contractors are expected to tell reporters, including KPLU&#39;s Paula Wissel, they earned their pay.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:04:09 +0000 KPLU News Staff 913 at Wednesday morning's headlines Friday morning's headlines <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Boeing and Region Cheer Contract Win</b></li><li><b>Seattle Schools &quot;Rogue&quot; Manager</b></li><li><b>Cold Weekend Ahead</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Upset Victory Spawns Local Celebrations</b></p><p>Boeing was the &quot;underdog&quot; and came out fighting to win, according to U.S. Senator Patty Murray. <a href="">At a celebratory Seattle news conference</a> with Senator Maria Cantwell and other state congressional leaders, they praised the Pentagon&#39;s decision on the $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, as KPLU&#39;s&nbsp;Bellamy Pailthorp reported.</p><p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:48:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 873 at 'Teach Me How To Study' video sends West Seattle educators viral <P></P> <P>Some talented staff at West Seattle's Denny International Middle School have a hit, of sorts, on their hands.&nbsp; Students are giving them high marks for their work in a video that's getting some viral tread: some 7,500 hits this past month.</P> <P>"Teach Me How To Study," is a rap video parody of the popular "Teach Me How to Dougie" by the group Cali Swag District. Tue, 01 Feb 2011 23:07:40 +0000 KPLU News Staff 686 at Tuesday morning's headlines <p>Making headlines this morning around the Northwest:</p><ul><li><strong>Another</strong><strong> Prosecution in Afghan War Crimes</strong></li><li><strong>Local Reaction to Health Bill Ruling</strong></li><li><strong>Seattle Schools Audit: Rules Not Followed</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Army To Prosecute Fifth Stryker Soldier</strong></p><p>The Army will prosecute Spc. Michael Wagnon, the fifth Stryker Brigade soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord accused of war crimes against Afghan civilians. The News Tribune's Adam Ashton reports Wagnon <a href="">is accused of a variety of crimes</a>, including murder, conspiracy and drug use: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 14:57:32 +0000 KPLU News Staff 680 at Tuesday morning's headlines Seattle high school students plan walkout over police conduct <p></p><p>Some Seattle high school students plan to walk out of class tomorrow, Wednesday, as part of a <a href="">protest against police brutality and misconduct</a>.&nbsp; They plan to rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park near Pike Place Market at 1&nbsp;p.m.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:06:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 640 at Seattle may close another school <P>Seattle is considering yet another school closure, along with re-assigning some students away from popular but overcrowded schools. Closures and assignment changes caused conflict within the city’s public schools over the past few years.&nbsp; That was supposed to be finished last year.&nbsp;</P> <P>But the Seattle Times reports some schools are under-enrolled and some are over-enrolled.&nbsp; Alternative School #1 is battling to stay open.&nbsp;</P> <P>Shuttering the school has some board members worried, because there may not&nbsp;be enough open spaces at other alternative schools. Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:41:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 272 at Seattle may close another school Seattle, Tacoma schools among those closed Tuesday <p><em>Update 7:00 am</em></p><p>School districts are making Tuesday plans this evening, as snow continues to fall and treacherous roads make driving hazardous.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:12:34 +0000 Gary Davis 199 at Seattle, Tacoma schools among those closed Tuesday Monday morning's headlines <P>Snowy weather comes to western Washington, grocery workers reach a tentative contract agreement, and Seattle Schools&nbsp;sudden improvement in graduate's college readiness. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:13:35 +0000 Gary Davis 191 at Monday morning's headlines Following Aristotle: Ballard High's storytellers <p></p><p>In a time when films like <i>Jackass 3-D</i> and the <i>Saw</i> horror sequels are tops at the box office, some young Seattle filmmakers are winning awards for bucking popular trends. &nbsp;A Ballard High School program is turning out talented film students whose work is&nbsp;inspired<strong> </strong>by an ancient model. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 06:15:04 +0000 Gary Davis 141 at Following Aristotle: Ballard High's storytellers