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Public Education
Seattle’s $4.5M investment sees slight uptick in student mental health

(The Center Square) – A presentation by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning indicates slight improvements in youth mental health following an infusion of millions of dollars to… Read More

July 12, 2024
Culture
Seattle to spend $1.8M on all-gender waterfront bathroom facility, $300K per stall

(The Center Square) – The City of Seattle will spend $1.8 million to construct an all-gender bathroom facility near the waterfront. The facility will consist of six individual all-gender stalls… Read More

February 12, 2024
Public Education
Seattle mom angry after child failed school quiz for saying men can’t get pregnant

A Washington state mom is upset with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) after her child was marked down for giving the correct, scientific answers in an Ethnic Studies quiz. The quiz… Read More

December 12, 2023
Public Education
Seattle middle schoolers accuse Moms for Liberty of ‘bullying’ LGBT youth, homophobia in cards sent to parent group by school GSA coordinator

Middle school students in Seattle made pro-LGBT cards accusing Moms for Liberty of oppressing and bullying LGBT students, which a teacher, now on leave, sent to the organization with a… Read More

November 28, 2023
Courts
Church appeals law forcing it to pay for elective abortions

(The Center Square) – A Seattle-area church filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit this week after a lower court ruled that the church must pay… Read More

November 27, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools to consider school closures after 2024-25 school year

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is pursuing the consolidation of schools after the 2024-25 school year as a structural deficit continues to grow. Seattle Public Schools faces a… Read More

November 17, 2023
Public Education
Staff-to-student imbalance could cost Seattle schools $3.6M in state funding

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is at risk of losing out on $3.6 million in state funding due to a staffing imbalance at a number of elementary schools. Read More

October 11, 2023
Culture
Seattle Public Schools offers free gender-reassignments for middle and high school students through clinics

Two health centers in Seattle Public Schools with ties to the political Black Panther Party are offering free gender-reassignment medications to children as young as 11. The Meany Health Center… Read More

August 7, 2023
Public Education
Seattle school clinics to offer free sex-change treatments to kids as young as 11

Two Seattle public schools are offering children as young as 11 free “gender affirming care,” while instructing staff to hide the gender dysphoria from parents. Alex Nester, an investigative fellow… Read More

July 18, 2023
Culture
King County, Washington sex ed evaluation cost $4.8 million; program found ineffective

(The Center Square) – The U.S. government gave millions in federal grants to evaluate a popular comprehensive sex education curriculum developed by the county containing Seattle. While evaluators found… Read More

July 5, 2023
Public Education
Seattle Public Schools overspent $67.5M through February

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools spent $67.5 million more in expenditures than it received in revenue streams through February 2023, as school officials address a steep budget… Read More

April 3, 2023
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
Culture, Public Education
Seattle Public Schools’ diversity employees are among highest paid in the district

(The Center Square) – Seattle Public Schools is focused on addressing the “legacies of racism in our education system” and has made its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion employees among the… Read More

January 20, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Seattle Public Schools sues social media companies for exploiting youth, seeks compensation for damages

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) sued several social media companies on Friday, including Facebook, Instagram, Google, and YouTube, seeking damages for harm done to youth. In… Read More

January 9, 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
Public Education
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 a new deal. Read More

August 30, 2022
Public Education
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 no mention of the lifted… Read More

March 17, 2022