Seattle Education Assocation http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Teachers Expected to Reject District's Contract Offer http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-teachers-expected-reject-districts-contract-offer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle teachers are expected to reject the school district’s latest contract offer at its meeting Monday evening, but the superintendent suggests the district is ready to deal on some key sticking points.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:30:21 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9764 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Teachers Expected to Reject District's Contract Offer Seattle school district considers extending elementary school day http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-school-district-considers-extending-elementary-school-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Public Schools wants to add a half-hour to the school day for elementary students by as early as the next school year. But the district must first align a number of variables, including funding and union support.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8425 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle school district considers extending elementary school day Court blocks Seattle's "Creative Approach Schools" http://www.kplu.org/post/court-blocks-seattles-creative-approach-schools <p>Backers of a measure to allow charter schools in Washington are scheduled to turn in their petition signatures Friday. Meanwhile, a pilot project designed in part to short-circuit the argument for charter schools was blocked Thursday in court.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:39:41 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5519 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle debating merits of Teach for America http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-debating-merits-teach-america <p>A full slate of public testimony is expected at tonight's&nbsp; <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/agenda.htm">school board</a><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/agenda.htm"> meeting</a> in Seattle.&nbsp; The board is voting on a controversial proposal to allow new recruits from a national organization called <a href="http://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do/our-approach/">Teach for America</a> into <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/main/index.dxml">Seattle's public schools</a>.&nbsp; The program places top college grads – who don't have traditional teaching certificates - in underperforming schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:50:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 161 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle debating merits of Teach for America