Spencer Pauley

Spencer Pauley is a contributor for The Center Square.

Public Education
Seattle Schools will not consolidate next year despite deficit and budget cuts

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is working on its upcoming budget to address a $131 million deficit, but no consolidation of schools will occur in the 2023-24… Read More

March 22, 2023
Public Education
‘We are at the tipping point’: Seattle Schools may consolidate due to $131M budget deficit

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is facing a deficit of $131 million that could cause the district to consolidate some of its schools. Student enrollment at… Read More

February 9, 2023
Public Education
Washington school district may close three elementary schools due to declining enrollment

(The Center Square) – The Bellevue School District is considering closing three elementary schools for the 2023-24 school year in the wake of declining enrollment. In the last… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools bus spending at all-time high despite fewer riders

(The Center Square) – Bus ridership within Seattle Public Schools has dropped since the pandemic altered normal school functions, yet this school year’s bus contract is at its highest… Read More

December 22, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Many Washington state students lost almost a year of math under COVID policies, per Harvard study

(The Center Square) – Research from a collaboration between Stanford University and Harvard University reveals that Washington State lost multiple months of learning in math and reading since 2019. Read More

November 1, 2022