Maria Goodloe-Johnson http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Schools names three finalists for superintendent job http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-names-three-finalists-superintendent-job <p>All 3 candidates for Superintendent of&nbsp; Seattle Public Schools have classroom as well as superintendent experience. &nbsp; The finalists will be in Seattle next week for interviews.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><p>Jose Banda, 55, is a former high school principal who now heads the Anaheim City School District, a district that just includes elementary schools.&nbsp; 84 percent of the students in the district are Latino and Banda&nbsp; is bilingual.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:39:44 +0000 Paula Wissel 4808 at http://www.kplu.org Prosecutors to file charges in Seattle Schools financial scandal http://www.kplu.org/post/prosecutors-file-charges-seattle-schools-financial-scandal <p>It&#39;s been eight months since the Seattle Public Schools financial scandal was first uncovered, and after a full criminal investigation, King County prosecutors plan to bring charges of felony theft against Silas Potter, Jr., the man at the center of the scandal.</p><p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 17:11:59 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2929 at http://www.kplu.org Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools http://www.kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955561.mp3</p><p>Seattle&#39;s school board fired Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson&nbsp;and Don Kennedy, the district&#39;s chief financial officer, Wednesday evening, as was widely anticipated. The votes were unanimous.</p><p>The action was swift retribution following revelations of a financial scandal that drew the anger of board members and the public.&nbsp;The board then voted 6-1 to appoint Susan Enfield as interim superintendent.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:17:52 +0000 Jennifer Wing & KPLU News Staff 919 at http://www.kplu.org Goodloe-Johnson fired; Enfield to lead Seattle Schools Urban League says it did nothing wrong http://www.kplu.org/post/urban-league-says-it-did-nothing-wrong <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955532.mp3</p><p>The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, which received $595,000 from Seattle Public Schools, insists taxpayers got their money&#39;s worth despite a state audit report calling the payments of questionable value. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:32:43 +0000 Paula Wissel 916 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Public Schools chief faces sudden exit http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-public-schools-chief-faces-sudden-exit <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955366.mp3</p><p>A financial scandal will likely force an abrupt end to the tenure of Seattle Public Schools superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson. The school board will vote Wednesday evening <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/10-11agendas/030211agenda/030211agenda.pdf">on a motion to terminate</a> her contract.</p><p> Wed, 02 Mar 2011 13:31:45 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 912 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Public Schools chief faces sudden exit Goodloe-Johnson apologizes for misrepresenting high school rates http://www.kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-apologizes-misrepresenting-high-school-rates <P>It was a mistake that led to misinforming the public, says Seattle schools chief Maria Goodloe-Johnson.&nbsp; She <A href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/m_news/20101208_Superintendent_update_College_Readiness_measures.pdf">apologized at last night’s Seattle School Board meeting</A>.&nbsp; Goodloe-Johnson says she wants to assure the public that changes have been made to ensure it doesn’t happen again.&nbsp;</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>The school district originally published an alarming number – claiming that just 17% of high school graduates meet the requirements to enter a four-year colleg Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:23:08 +0000 KPLU News Staff 322 at http://www.kplu.org Goodloe-Johnson apologizes for misrepresenting high school rates