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Seattle Teachers, Students Win Historic Victory Over Standardized Testing
May 20, 2013 • Truth-OutAfter months of protest, teachers, students and parents in Seattle, Washington, have won their campaign to reject standardized tests in reading and math. In January, teachers at Garfield High School began a boycott of the test, saying it was wasteful ... More
Make-A-Wish helps teen's driving dream come true
Jun 16, 2013 • Bellevue ReporterBut for the 18-year old Seattle resident, who recently graduated from Garfield High School, there was one big thing she wouldn't let the disease take: her independence. That's why, in 2012, Lauren made a wish to learn to drive again. ... my day, I ... More
Creative ideas for Snoqualmie Pass wildlife crossings win scholarships for 2 ...
Jun 6, 2013 • Access WashingtonYAKIMA – A first place tie means two Washington high school students are earning green for college in a scholarship contest focused on Interstate 90 wildlife crossings, east of Snoqualmie Pass. Brydon Eakins, a senior at University High School in ... More
Ben Masin, retailer and Pioneer Square booster, dies at 93
Jun 7, 2013 • The Seattle TimesAfter graduating from Garfield High School and attending the University of Washington, Mr. Masin married Carolyn Himelhoch and enlisted in the Navy. Transferred to the Marines, Mr. Masin served in World War II as a medic in the first wave of the ... More
Guest: Scrapping the MAP charts a course toward good teaching, not flawed ...
Jun 2, 2013 • The Seattle TimesThe announcement led to celebrations at Garfield High School as students and teachers traded high fives and fist bumps in the hallways. This scene was the ... While the Seattle School District acknowledged the MAP was inappropriate at the high-school ... More
A Big Win for Seattle Teachers
May 30, 2013 • CounterPunchGarfield High School's librarian, Janet Woodward summed up the meaning of the MAP test boycott for Garfield saying, “I feel vindicated by the decision to remove MAP testing from the high schools. Our movement has succeeded ... Professor Wayne Au of ... More
The Lacrosse Network to stream Saturday's Washington state boys state ...
Jun 1, 2013 • Washington Prep LacrosseSEATTLE – Saturday's Washington state boys state championship games will be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network. The Boys Division I and II title games can be viewed at www.WashingtonHSlax.com beginning at 3:30 p.m. PDT. mi_coach_ohearn2. More
Seattle real-estate entrepreneur Morris Piha dies
Jun 1, 2013 • The Seattle TimesHis parents, Samuel and Vida Piha, who emigrated from the Greek island of Rhodes, wanted to join Seattle's growing Sephardim Jewish community. He attended Garfield High School, graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in accounting ... More
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