Seattle School Board & Meetings

The Seattle Public School Board meetings are video taped and are available by clicking here.
This page may feature some of the more notable meetings of the SPS board.

Seattle School Board & Meetings - Mathematically Sound Foundations

Human Capital in Seattle Public Schools:
Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers

The National Council on Teacher Quality

Partner and local funder
This report is funded by a grant from the Alliance for Education.
Additional funding was provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates

Seattle study focuses on teacher quality
Linda Shaw Seattle Times October 14, 2009

Seattle School Board: Voting blind
The Seattle School Board should not vote on matters they don't fully grasp, especially when it comes to financial decisions, such as a $750,000 consulting contract for duties still largely undefined.
Friday, June 26, 2009 The Seattle Times Editorials/Opinion

Seattle Schools' "Discovering Math" curriculum risks a generation of students
Seattle Public Schools appears headed toward an instructional approach to teaching math that has failed, writes Cliff Mass, a University of Washington professor of meteorology. The district should reverse course and follow the state Board of Education's clearer direction.
Guest columnist Cliff Mass Special to The Times May 29, 2009

On May 6, 2009, the Seattle Public School Board voted 4-3 to adopt Discovering Series by Key Curriculum Press for the high schools.

May 6, 2009 Seattle Public School Board Meeting video

Seattle School Board adopts controversial new math program By KOMO Staff

Controversial math textbooks adopted by Seattle schools
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seattle School Board should take time on math-book decision
Seattle Public Schools students might be better served if their School Board ignores a committee's recommendation and delays choosing a new high-school math book.
Editorial The Seattle Times Originally published Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM

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