Spencer Pauley

Seattle Public Schools expect about $100M deficits over next 4 years

(The Center Square) – The teachers strike in Seattle is over, but Seattle Public Schools now face a bigger challenge: high budget deficits over the…

Teachers’ union ad accuses politicians of trying to ‘whitewash’ history; critics say the ad uses race to divide

(The Center Square) – The Washington Education Association (WEA) has been advertising a petition to support “honesty in education” by giving students “honest, updated lessons that reckon…

Dispute: Could earlier contract deadline reduce Washington teachers strikes?

(The Center Square) – The recent teacher strikes in King County have some people questioning why contracts between teachers unions and school districts expire around…

Tentative agreement reached in Seattle teacher strike, start of school year still unknown

(The Center Square) – A tentative agreement has been reached between Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the Seattle Education Association (SEA). According to the teachers…

Seattle begins meal distribution, recreational activities for kids as teacher strike continues

(The Center Square) – The City of Seattle has begun distributing meals to students in Seattle Public Schools (SPS) as the district continues negotiations with…

Seattle teachers strike; start of school delayed

(The Center Square) – Students from Washington’s largest school district will not start classes on time as negotiators from Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and the…

Kent teacher union reaches tentative agreement with school district

(The Center Square) – After 13 days of a strike, the Kent Education Association (KEA) has reached a tentative agreement with the Kent School District…

Seattle teachers OK strike; first day of school delayed

(The Center Square) – Seattle teachers went on strike Wednesday, delaying the start of school for the school district’s 50,000 students. The Seattle Education Association…

Washington teachers union declines six-figure average salary proposal

(The Center Square) – The Kent Education Association (KEA) has declined the latest contract proposal from the Kent School District (KSD) that would have seen…

Seattle teachers union approves strike authorization as current contract expires

(The Center Square) – With the current contract between Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association expiring Wednesday, the union approved a strike authorization.…

Kent school board votes against teachers union lawsuit

(The Center Square) – The Kent, Washington, school board split on a vote of 2-2 for a resolution that would have allowed the district to…

Seattle schools, teachers union negotiating contract with deadline approaching

(The Center Square) – With two days left before the current contract expires, Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Education Association have yet to establish…

Kent schools teachers strike for ‘fair contract’; 4 out of 10 make over $100,000 yearly

(The Center Square) – The Kent School district in King County is making national headlines over a teachers strike with teachers’ pay being one of…

The school bus won’t stop for some Seattle public school students this year

(The Center Square) – Some students of Seattle Public Schools will need to find a different way to get to school, which starts on Sept.…

40% of Seattle’s teachers make $100,000 plus; still want ‘respectful pay’

(The Center Square) – Two out of three Seattle public school teachers see themselves leaving within five years, according to a recent survey of Seattle…

Washington has more teachers, in spite of a reported critical educator shortage

(The Center Square) – A Central Washington University report in 2016 declared that there was a teacher shortage in the state of Washington. Since then…

Seattle students breathing easier without mask mandate while union still pushes masks

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools’ (SPS) newly appointed Superintendent Brent Jones presented his first state of the district address on March 15 with…