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Education officials discuss Native American Academic Achievement

Officials from the Department of Education were in Puyallup this week to meet with tribal leaders. Topping their agenda was the issue of academic achievement. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

President asks for $23 billion bail out for education

Phones are ringing off the hook in the other Washington as voters around the country take part in “I’m Speaking Up for Education and Kids” Day. It seems the White House was listening. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

The Battle over Ethnic Studies

Arizona is drawing fire from all over the country over new measures recently signed into law. One of them, HB 2281, calls for a ban to most ethnic studies courses in Arizona’s k-12 classrooms. What does that mean to us? Plenty. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Getting onto a wait list under Seattle’s new school assignment plan

Seattle Schools have adopted a new school assignment plan for the upcoming school year. A new draft report reveals though there are hundreds of high school students who don’t want to attend the high school in their neighborhood. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Daniels’ interview with accused killer

On Wednesday morning, I showed up at the San Mateo County Jail, not knowing what to expect. I knew we had to put in a request to talk to the two men who for some reason popped up in Northern California two days after the Craigslist murder. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

My daughter is in a ‘gifted’ class – really?

Not every student learns in exactly the same way, at exactly the same pace, at exactly the same time. Thankfully there are teachers in the classroom who recognize that fact. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Can ‘Superman’ fix the U.S. education system?

The education system in this country is broken and needs to be fixed. One possible solution might be charter schools, as is suggested by the new documentary, “Waiting for ‘Superman’.” Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Fremont’s Buckaroo Tavern: 72 years of colorful history going away

If these walls could talk: one of Fremont’s staples, the Buckaroo Tavern, is closing after 72 years. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Why leave Seattle for Iowa?

After 9 months of Seattle gloom, why take off once it gets nice? To bike across the flat and humid state of Iowa, of course. And I’d do it again and again. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Critics say Minority Students not helped by President

President Obama today faced his critics at the National Urban League convention. This week the organization issued a report claiming his education policy is ineffective and fails to improve the academic chances of students of color. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites