The Seattle Times
Saturday, December 20, 2014

Former Federal Reserve building may yet end up as a public school

A few weeks ago, the Seattle School Board declined the chance to get the former Federal Reserve branch in downtown Seattle for free in exchange for turning it into an elementary school. (Fri, 12/19)

Lawmakers: College Bound scholarship good, could get better

By some measures, the state's College Bound program -- which promises financial help to many low-income students -- has been a runaway success. (Fri, 12/19)

Roundup: SPS probe finds special ed director violated policy; Garfield staffing fight continues

Former special-ed director violated policies, SPS says: An investigation by Seattle Public Schools has concluded that Zakkiyah McWilliams broke district rules by sending out competing bids for a $150,000 contract the district negotiated with a consulting firm earlier this year. McWilliams resigned e (Fri, 12/19)

Roundup: Inslee budget wouldn't fully fund I-1351, Edmonds adopts transgender student policy

Inslee budget wouldn't fully fund class-size initiative: The $39 billion, two-year budget plan outlined by Gov. Jay Inslee this week includes $2.3 billion for K-12 education, but that amount falls short of the projected $2 billion needed in the next biennium for I-1351. Representative (Thu, 12/18)

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