school crowding http://www.kplu.org en Latest in 'living building' green design: Self-sustaining classroom http://www.kplu.org/post/latest-living-building-green-design-self-sustaining-classroom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A prototype of a self-sustaining portable classroom has arrived at a parking lot in Seattleā€™s South Lake Union neighborhood.</span></p><p>The classroom is meant to set a higher bar for schools by demonstrating they can meet the highest standard of green building design, the <a href="http://living-future.org/lbc/about" target="_blank">Living Building Challenge</a>, fairly quickly.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8794 at http://www.kplu.org Latest in 'living building' green design: Self-sustaining classroom Seattle schools cope with crowding http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-cope-crowding <p></p><p>Seattle Public Schools is set to stop busing students to schools outside their neighborhood next year, but that move might cost more money than it saves. The situation dates back to Seattle's move to a system of neighborhood schools instead of district wide school choice. The district continued to give some kids rides to their old schools during the transition.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:18:18 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7343 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle schools cope with crowding