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  • Arboretum has pull with Student Conservation Association volunteers
    The students made the first dent in what will be an 18-month effort to clear invasive vegetation and enhance collections belonging to the University of Washington along the Lake Washington Boulevard and new Arboretum Loop Trail corridors, which is being funded by a gift to the Arboretum Foundation.
  • Northwest School moving toward socially responsible investing
    The Northwest School board president Kathleen Wareham says the independent school is teaching by example with its plans to fully transition its $10.4 million endowment to socially and environmentally responsible funds.
  • McGilvra Elementary unleashes its inner ‘80s

    Over the course of the year the McGilvra PTA has been working hard at organizing their biggest fundraising event in two years. In April, the McGilvra community brought their 80s, with awesome costumes, wicked dance moves and generous hearts.

  • Madrona Elementary struggles to increase enrollment
    The reopening of Meany Middle School last September resulted in cutting grades sixth through eighth at what is now just Madrona Elementary. Despite having room to grow its enrollment, Madrona is one of many central area schools that has struggled with increasing its student population over the years.
  • Northwest School sixth-grader raises money for Sierra Club
    The Northwest School sixth-grader Asa Whitehead chose raising money for the Sierra Club as his action project. The Leschi resident raised $79 at his lemonade and cookie stand over two days.
  • Seattle School Board approves Juneau contract
    Seattle’s new superintendent will make just shy of $300,000 a year — with the potential for an annual $15,000 performance bonus — as part of a contract approved unanimously by the Seattle School Board on April 25.
  • Durkan announces $636 million education levy
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan acknowledged a seven-year, $636.5 million education levy she’s proposing to fund her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan will be a hard sell to voters come November, but she says the programs it will fund are crucial to improving the city’s economic future.
  • Seattle School Board wants Juneau for next superintendent
    Denise Juneau is poised to become the next superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, after the school board voted Wednesday night to enter contract negotiations with the former Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • Seattle School Board to tap next superintendent next week

    Come July 1, Seattle Public Schools will have a new leader.
    After poring over more than 60 applications, and then winnowing that down to five candidates for initial interviews, there are now just three contenders to become the district's next superintendent.

  • Board taps finalists for Seattle Public Schools superintendent
    A pair of current district superintendents, and the former head of the Montana public school system have been named as finalists for the top job in Seattle Public Schools.
  • McGilvra Elementary gets colorful for Holi
    Like many holidays involving children, the Holi celebration at McGilvra Elementary on Friday took a good deal of time setting up, and much less for colors to start flying.
  • The Bush School plans Upper School construction in 2021

    The Bush School plans to carry out the first phase of a major capital facilities upgrade in 2021, constructing a 22,000-square-foot educational building on its upper campus. 

  • Miller Annex Preschool ready for little learners
    Little learners will soon fill two classrooms set to open later this month in the Miller Annex as part of the Seattle Preschool Program.
    “This is truly the standard for excellent, high-quality preschool education spaces,” said Monica Liang-Aguirre, director of early learning for Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL).
  • Soccer Without Borders launching at Seattle World School
    Soccer Without Borders uses soccer to foster inclusion and support newcomer refugee and immigrant youth as they integrate into their new communities and build their English language skills. This mission made Seattle World School a perfect fit for the city’s first program.
  • Seattle school bus strike ends after 9 days
    After nine days of striking, the Teamsters Local 174 members who drive Seattle Public School's buses agreed to go back to work.
  • A labor dispute between the company providing school bus service for Seattle’s public schools and the drivers of those buses has multiple agencies preparing for what could be an lengthy strike.

  • The McGilvra Elementary community has been busy with community-building and charitable activities this holiday season.
  • Innovative uncle builds business brick by brick

    Phil Keller is a good uncle.

    With 10 nieces and nephews living out of state, that’s no small feat.

  • City and school district partner on Memorial Stadium
    On Monday, the City of Seattle and the Seattle School District announced a new partnership regarding the future of the multi-use venue, in addition to planning for a potential new school at Seattle Center, a downtown elementary school, and district-related uses at Fort Lawton.
  • County looks to restructure youth justice
    Thanks to a new executive order signed Thursday, King County will begin looking at youth crime through the lens of public health.
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