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How can the Seattle School Board make the grade?

For the last few years Seattle Public Schools has been in turmoil, recovering from a financial scandal and dealing with a school board that has described itself as dysfunctional. Five candidates are running for three positions on the Seattle School Board. What kind of leadership does the board need, and which candidates[More]

Forums and candidate statements to inform your vote

With the Aug. 6 primary election fast approaching, we have a comprehensive selection of election coverage designed to inform Seattle voters. The elections page on our website includes links to city and county Video Voters’ Guides, which include dozens of short video segments featuring the candidates. It also features coverage of the[More]

Brian Callanan hosts a Post-Election Journalist Roundtable on City Inside/Out

This week on City Inside/Out, our panel of veteran journalists compares notes on the recent general election. Were there any surprises? Are voters largely content with our city council? Why did school board president Steve Sundquist get a failing grade while other incumbents passed? Why did the $231 million school levy succeed,[More]

Get Ready for the Elections with the Video Voters’ Guide

Seattle Channel is your source for Election Coverage! The Video Voters’ Guide is collaboration with the City of Seattle and King County to let viewers hear directly from candidates and ballot issue representatives. The Seattle Video Voters’ Guide features candidates and ballot issues including: Seattle City Council, Seattle School District and Referendum[More]

Seattle Public Schools on City Inside/Out

The Seattle Public Schools are in turmoil. Just last week, after a financial scandal came to light, the School Board fired Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson. To make matters worse, the district's strategic plan to improve students' academic performance is not achieving its goals and faces intense opposition from the teacher's union.  This week[More]

Seattle Speaks: How Are Seattle Public Schools Doing?

Are Seattle Public Schools doing well or is it time for more reform? After three years of the district's strategic plan, are we seeing any results? Are current resources being used wisely? Should there be a new way to measure student and teacher success? What do you think? Join the conversation! On[More]

Seattle School Board Candidates Debate

As Seattle students head back to school, City Inside/Out introduces you to the people who want your vote for Seattle School Board: Mary Bass, Kay Smith-Blum, Wilson Chin and Betty Patu. [More]