School Improvement Grants http://www.kplu.org en Federal grant money supports critical transportation studies http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-grant-money-supports-critical-transportation-studies <p>Grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help fund ongoing studies looking at critical transportation issues in the Northwest.</p><p>Transportation issues affect all of us, whether it&rsquo;s simply wondering why that red traffic light is blinking, or wondering why the commuter traffic is jammed up again. It&rsquo;s these kinds of issues, both national and regional in scope, which will be addressed by universities around the Northwest with the help of grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:52:24 +0000 Glenn Mosley 4249 at http://www.kplu.org 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