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