Education

The Urbanist Podcast: Seattle Public School’s Mixed Year-End Report Card

In this episode, professional educator and managing editor Natalie Argerious tolerates my raving parent commentary about the 2021-2022 public school year. The kids have...

Seattle Families Mobilize Against Sweeping Change to School Bell Times

Seattle Public Schools is rushing toward a three tiered schedule of school start times. The district should reassess. (Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation)
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Proposed Digital Equity Bill Needs Support to Increase Broadband Access

For a long time, Washington’s digital divide worried many groups of people who saw its harmful and inequitable effects: librarians, teachers, tribal governments, and...
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Vote Yes on 2022 Seattle and Tacoma Public School Levies

Ballots for the 2022 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Capital Levy are due tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th. To be accepted, they must postmarked or deposited...
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What Seattle Public Schools Needs to Say Right Now

The letter District Leaders should send to follow earlier garbage. Dear Seattle Schools families, As Covid numbers have spiked among kids and staff in Seattle...
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Seattle’s Free Community College Program Grows in Size and Impact

Three years ago, Seattle voters approved the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy, which included funding for two years of free community college to...
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Seattle Expands Free Transit Passes to All Middle Schoolers

Seattle is now offering all public middle school students in Seattle free transit passes through the ORCA Opportunity program. This builds upon a program...

As Seattle Public Library Sees Funding Restored, Survey Seeks Input on Library Hours

When voters overwhelmingly passed the most recent update to Seattle's public library levy in 2019, expanded hours at all 26 neighborhood branch libraries was...