Education

Mayor Durkan delivers her state of the city speech at Rainier Arts Center. (Credit: Seattle Channel)

Mayor Durkan Stresses Pragmatism over Systemic Change in State of City Speech

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"Being progressive means actually making progress, and we have done it," Mayor Jenny Durkan boasted in her annual State of the City speech on...

State Democrats Must Invest in the Future and Quit the Anti-Tax Games

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At the beginning of the 2020 legislative session, Senator Joe Nguyen made a clarion call for going big. "A short session is not an...

Sunday Video: How Online Ratings Make Good Schools Look Bad

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https://youtu.be/WC3ZPgg0nds Vox explains how this online school rating system may be underrating the actual quality of many schools.

Sunday Video: Why Do Schools Have Boundary Issues?

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https://youtu.be/s6EXykhBnBk In this video, Dave Amos of City Beautiful looks into the thorny politics and issues of school choice, racial and social inequality, segregation, social...

School Traffic Safety Report Highlights Risks for Students

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Missing infrastructure and a high crossing guard vacancy rate hamper Seattle students' ability to walk or bike to school Active transportation, which includes any kind...

New Library Levy Proposes Small Steps Forward for Access

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Last week, Seattle got a look at the proposed update to the Seattle Public Library's capital and operations levy, replacing the one expiring this...

Meet Michael George, Council Candidate in District 7

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It is apparent early on in conversation with District 7 City Council candidate Michael George that he loves cities, but the dedicated urbanite and...

City Council Puts Education Levy on the Ballot, Expands Shelter Capacity, and Grapples with...

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council adopted several pieces of legislation related to land use, housing, education, and the environment. While the education levy...