Early Learning http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Families and Education Levy expands goals, money requests over the years http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-families-and-education-levy-expands-goals-money-requests-over-years <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960076.mp3</p><p>As schools and family service providers across the state struggle with budget cuts, taxpayers are being asked to help out more. In Seattle, the <a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=117103&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=/~public/cbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G">city council is gearing up to put the Families and Education Levy back on the ballot</a>. Voters have renewed it every time it&rsquo;s come up since former Mayor Norm Rice created it in 1990, but some people might not realize how much it&rsquo;s changed.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:39:22 +0000 Charla Bear 1083 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Families and Education Levy expands goals, money requests over the years Kids develop math stereotypes in second grade, UW study finds http://www.kplu.org/post/kids-develop-math-stereotypes-second-grade-uw-study-finds <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958539.mp3</p><p>Girls start to think math is a boys&rsquo; subject when they&rsquo;re just 7 or 8 years old. That&rsquo;s what University of Washington psychologists found when they studied children&rsquo;s stereotypes. They say those beliefs could play a major role in the choices kids make as they get older.</p><p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:52:36 +0000 Charla Bear 1033 at http://www.kplu.org Kids develop math stereotypes in second grade, UW study finds Many Washington kids not ready for Kindergarten http://www.kplu.org/post/many-washington-kids-not-ready-kindergarten <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946636.mp3</p><p>Nearly a third of children in Washington <a href="http://www.del.wa.gov/publications/development/docs/WaKIDS_Report011511.pdf">don’t appear to be ready for kindergarten</a>.&nbsp; And more than half aren’t likely to have necessary language skills.&nbsp; The findings come from the <a href="http://www.del.wa.gov/development/kindergarten/pilot.aspx">state’s first attempt to assess some of its youngest students.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The assessment, called WaKIDS, includes evaluations of four domains:</p><p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:10:04 +0000 Charla Bear 563 at http://www.kplu.org Many Washington kids not ready for Kindergarten University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program http://www.kplu.org/post/university-washington-center-reimagines-head-start-program <P>A new project just launched at the <A href="http://www.washington.edu/">University of Washington</A> could give <A href="http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/">Head Start</A> teachers a boost.&nbsp; The effort aims to redesign how instructors for the federal early learning program are trained. Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:32:32 +0000 Charla Bear 433 at http://www.kplu.org University of Washington center reimagines Head Start Program New push to help South King County students succeed http://www.kplu.org/post/new-push-help-south-king-county-students-succeed <P>A <A href="http://www.ccedresults.org/the-project/">major effort launches today</A> to help low-income students in South King County and South Seattle.&nbsp; It’s a new approach to a decades-old problem – how to help disadvantaged kids succeed in school and beyond.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 319 at http://www.kplu.org New push to help South King County students succeed Seattle gets peek at new Families and Education Levy http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-gets-peek-new-families-and-education-levy <p>It’s been less than a month since the last election, and already Seattle officials are unveiling a measure for next fall’s ballot.&nbsp; This week, the public will get its first glimpse at the next Families and Education Levy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 02:20:59 +0000 Charla Bear 235 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle gets peek at new Families and Education Levy