Federal Way Public Schools http://www.kplu.org en Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-way-says-putting-more-kids-advanced-classes-worked <p>Federal Way&#39;s attempt to push kids to the next level may have had some impact. Recent results of exams in advanced courses, the school district says, shows more kids did take the tests without lowering the percentage of passing scores.</p><p>Bottom line: More kids in advanced classes + more kids taking the exams and passing = more students who can handle harder classes than they might have taken on their own.</p><p>The district hopes that also means more kids will go to college.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2594 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked University of Washington could train Teach for America recruits http://www.kplu.org/post/university-washington-could-train-teach-america-recruits <p>The University of Washington plans to launch a program to train and certify Teach for America recruits. People who go through the program would start teaching after just five weeks of intensive instruction.</p><p>Teach for America expects to <a href="http://www.teachforamerica.org/newsroom/documents/TFA_SeattleTacoma_Release.htm">bring at least 35 of its recruits to Seattle and Federal Way this fall</a>.</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 14:49:24 +0000 Charla Bear 1583 at http://www.kplu.org University of Washington could train Teach for America recruits