The Seattle Times
Friday, October 24, 2014

Mystery no more: Kent's superintendent headed to AVID

Outgoing Kent Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas is leaving the district to serve as executive vice president for AVID, a national non-profit that aims to turn average high-school students into college material. (Fri, 10/24)

King County outscores state, nation in opportunity for kids

Seattle-area students enjoy more opportunity than their peers in the rest of the state and nation, a new national report card suggests. (Thu, 10/23)

Round-up: National attention for Seattle preschool measures, Neb. district OKs guns in yearbook

National attention for competing preschool measures: Seattle's city-sponsored preschool initiative is attracting attention from the other Washington, where an advocacy organization called Save the Children Action Network is sending tens of thousands of mailers supporting Proposition 1B to (Thu, 10/23)

Garfield students, teachers protest staff cut

Hundreds of students and teachers at Seattle's Garfield High School walked out of class early on Thursday over news that one of their teachers will be cut because the district says the school's enrollment is lower than anticipated. (Thu, 10/23)

Round-up: Report finds academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill, short tenure common for schools chiefs

Report reveals academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill (The New York Times): An internal investigation by the University of North Carolina has uncovered new details in an academic scandal that first came to light three years ago. According to the report, two faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill ran a "shado (Wed, 10/22)

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