Washington schools http://www.kplu.org en Toppenish high principal is national principal of the year http://www.kplu.org/post/toppenish-high-principal-national-principal-year <p>The principal of rural Toppenish High School, south of Yakima, has been named national high school principal of the year and will be honored in Washington, D.C. in a few weeks.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:19:45 +0000 The Associated Press 6228 at http://www.kplu.org Toppenish high principal is national principal of the year No reprieve for Washington schools under 'No Child Left Behind' http://www.kplu.org/post/no-reprieve-washington-schools-under-no-child-left-behind <p>Washington&rsquo;s new teacher evaluation law may be too weak to satisfy the federal government. The U. S. Department of Education did not free the state from the strictures of No Child Left Behind today, leaving Washington schools open to harsh sanctions in two years.</p><p> Wed, 30 May 2012 00:06:33 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5129 at http://www.kplu.org Report: School turnaround mostly failing in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/report-school-turnaround-mostly-failing-washington <p>Researchers at the University of Washington say the federal school turnaround program is mostly failing in Washington state, even though teachers and administrators are trying their best to make a difference for kids.</p><div><p>The federal government is spending more than $3 billion nationwide to help districts turn around their worst-performing schools.</p><p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:19:33 +0000 The Associated Press 4602 at http://www.kplu.org 35 Washington schools beat odds to get off failing list http://www.kplu.org/post/35-washington-schools-beat-odds-get-failing-list <p>More than a thousand schools in Washington state are failing to make adequate progress under federal law. But a handful of others are beating the odds and improving enough to work their way off the growing list of failing schools.</p><p>Among Seattle Public Schools, the improved schools are Greenwood Elementary School, Middle College High School, Sacajawea Elementary School.</p><p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:40:16 +0000 The Associated Press 2497 at http://www.kplu.org Washington students will have to meet national core standards http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-students-will-have-meet-national-core-standards <p>Washington today became the latest state to align its education standards with a national movement. Forty-four states have now committed to what are dubbed&nbsp; &ldquo;common core standards&rdquo; for Language Arts and Math in public schools.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:32:26 +0000 KPLU 2130 at http://www.kplu.org Washington students will have to meet national core standards