Tacoma Schools http://www.kplu.org en After teacher strike, Tacoma School Board moves to back Santorno http://www.kplu.org/post/after-teacher-strike-tacoma-school-board-moves-back-santorno <p>The Tacoma school board has given a vote of confidence to Deputy Superintendent Carla Santorno. They&rsquo;ve approved a plan to appoint her to two temporary posts as interim superintendant. That puts her in a strong position to take on that role permanently a year and a half from now.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:08:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2902 at http://www.kplu.org Strike day two: Tacoma district heading to court to end walkout http://www.kplu.org/post/strike-day-two-tacoma-district-heading-court-end-walkout <p>More than 28,000 kids are still locked out of their classrooms today, while school district officials head to court to force teachers back to work.</p><p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 13:01:30 +0000 Charla Bear 2619 at http://www.kplu.org Strike day two: Tacoma district heading to court to end walkout 10 years later, researchers wonder what influenced HS seniors http://www.kplu.org/post/10-years-later-researchers-wonder-what-influenced-hs-seniors <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982598.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982598.mp3</a></p><p><em>&quot;We found that self-esteem mattered little ... &quot;</em></p><p>Could you have predicted your future in high school? Sociologists at the University of Washington asked Tacoma&rsquo;s class of 2000 to try.</p><p>They got nearly every senior to take a survey about their lives and future goals. Now a decade later, researchers are following up with the former students to find out what has influenced their life paths.</p><p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2369 at http://www.kplu.org 10 years later, researchers wonder what influenced HS seniors Voters green light Seattle's waterfront tunnel http://www.kplu.org/post/voters-green-light-seattles-waterfront-tunnel <p>The results are in for the primary election and the majority of Seattle voters have given the go-ahead to a tunnel that would replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct along the city&#39;s waterfront. Nearly 60% of the voters said yes &ndash; bringing over a decade of debate to a close.</p><p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:01:38 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2334 at http://www.kplu.org Voters green light Seattle's waterfront tunnel Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-5 <p>Making headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Puget Sound Murky From Stormwater Runoff</strong></li><li><strong>More Heavy Rains Coming, with Potential Flooding</strong></li><li><strong>Tacoma Considers Closing a High School</strong></li></ul><p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:18:21 +0000 KPLU News Staff 571 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines Another Tacoma middle school joins list of low-performers http://www.kplu.org/post/another-tacoma-middle-school-joins-list-low-performers <p>Half of Tacoma's middle schools now rank among the lowest-performing in the state. Baker Middle School is the fifth to land the dubious distinction.</p><p>The bright side? Low-scoring schools become eligible for federal grants intended to help turn things around.&nbsp;</p><p>The News Tribune's Debbie Cafazzo reports Baker's student scores&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/13/1500285/5th-middle-school-joins-low-scorer.html">may reflect their challenges at home</a>:</p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:45:19 +0000 KPLU News Staff 527 at http://www.kplu.org Another Tacoma middle school joins list of low-performers