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Garfield High School placed on lockdown after reports of man with gun on field
Mar 18, 2015 • KIRO SeattleGarfield High School was placed on lockdown. At around 12:30 p.m., the lockdown was lifted. Washington Middle School sheltered in place -- as police investigated the reports of a man with a gun near Garfield High. Seattle police said they responded to ... More
Garfield High School's Black Student Union keeps legacy of activism strong
Mar 2, 2015 • Seattle GlobalistIn April 1967, civil rights activist Stokely Carmicheal spoke to a crowd of 6,500 people at Seattle's Garfield High School about Black Power, which he defined as the “coming together of black people to fight for their liberation by any means necessary ... More
Wealthy are key to funding democratic state budget
Mar 27, 2015 • KOMO NewsArissa Lee of Garfield High School says, "I think it's nice they're adding funding to our schooling system so hopefully our class sizes will lower a little bit, and teachers will get that pay raise that they deserve." Seattle high school students ... More
Prep lacrosse play begins Monday with 12 new teams in Washington state
Mar 9, 2015 • Washington Prep LacrosseOther new boys programs include Everett's Archbishop Murphy High School in the North Sound along with Inglemoor and Juanita High Schools on the Eastside. San Juan High School and Seattle's Garfield High School will rejoin play after not fielding teams ... More
Seattle's Nathan Hale High Will Not Give Juniors A Required Standardized Test ...
Feb 27, 2015 • KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest... Nathan Hale can take other exams to meet state graduation requirements. Parents in Washington state can opt their children out of non-mandatory statewide tests, or refuse to allow them to take required exams, though state officials discourage the ... More
Tough new exams in state test students' math, reading skills
Mar 14, 2015 • The Seattle TimesSome Seattle parents say they will refuse to allow their children to take the tests. Jesse Hagopian, a Garfield High School history teacher who in 2013 led a protest against testing that gained national attention, spoke to parents about how to refuse ... More
"More Than a Score" Presents the Liberal Case Against Standardized Tests
Mar 17, 2015 • The New AmericanAlthough liberals have criticized these tests for years, the first open rebellion took place at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, in January 2013, when some 20 teachers announced their refusal to ever again administer the state's Measures of ... More
Will The Same High School Student Do Better In Life As 'Johnny' Or 'Amari'?
Mar 2, 2015 • KPLU News for Seattle and the NorthwestAndrea Soroko has been a teacher for seven years in both California and Washington and recently became National Board Certified. She spoke at a recent storytelling event put on by The Seattle Times' Education Lab project in partnership with KPLU and ... More
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