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Dave Larson liked Al Ford's blog post Wicked - A Short Documentary About Violence Against Women
Jan 1
Dave Larson commented on Chuck Parrish's blog post 'Did Our School Board Directors Attend the WSSDA Annual Convention?'
"As noted in Sara's post, all 5 Tukwila School Board Directors and the 2 student representatives and Superintendent Nancy Coogan attended the WSSDA Annual Meeting which was held in Bellevue from Thursday Nov 21 thru Sunday November 24. In…"
Nov 25, 2013
Dave Larson liked Chuck Parrish's blog post Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks at Foster Pep Rally
Oct 23, 2013
Chuck Parrish commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Closes Gap in Elementary Math'
"Great News!"
Sep 2, 2013
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Tukwila School District Closes Gap in Elementary Math

In 2013, for the first time ever, the Tukwila School District test scores for math in all elementary grades tested, exceeded the state average. In 2009 the elementary math scores were 13 to 19 percentage points behind the state averages. Here are the district math scores relative to the state average (below the state average is negative).Grade200920133-18.62.64-13.60.45-16.61.9This was accomplished in spite of the large and increasing numbers of low income and ELL(English Language Learner)…See More
Sep 2, 2013
Sarah Vallieu commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"Thanks for confirming!"
Sep 2, 2013
Dave Larson commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"Yes, 36 ECEAP and 36 Headstart for a total of 72 preschool slots at Thorndyke when Headstart is fully implemented sometime this fall."
Aug 27, 2013
Sarah Vallieu commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"So is this 72 spots at Thorndyke, or an additional 36? Above it indicates that Thorndyke and CV already had programs in place, with 36 slots each for ECEAP. So a separate program for Headstart at Thorndyke will provide 36 additional slots? Just want…"
Aug 27, 2013
Dave Larson commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"It turns out that the space identified for Headstart at Tukwila Elementary was not suitable for preschool students in the Headstart program. Superintendent Coogan and the Puget Sound ESD have identified suitable space for the program at Thorndyke…"
Aug 21, 2013
Sarah Vallieu commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"I heard from a parent today, who went up to Tukwila this morning, and was told that there would NOT be preschool at Tukwila this year. What a disappointment, after spreading this among my contacts, that apparently the funding has been cut again."
Aug 19, 2013
Marie Parrish liked Dave Larson's blog post Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs
Aug 15, 2013
Chuck Parrish commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"Yes, Headstart is a great program. Thanks for the news!"
Aug 13, 2013
Pam Carter commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs'
"That is wonderful news. Thanks for sharing."
Aug 11, 2013
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Aug 10, 2013
Dave Larson posted a blog post

Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs

There has been a waiting list in the Tukwila School District to get into preschool programs. The district currently runs a state funded program called ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program). The program provides preschool programs for 4 year olds who meet low income requirements. There are 36 slots available at Thorndyke and 36 slots available at Cascade View. Starting in the fall the Tukwila School District will partner with a local non-profit, the Community Schools…See More
Aug 9, 2013
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Jun 15, 2013

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Tukwila School District Closes Gap in Elementary Math

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 7:12pm 1 Comment

In 2013, for the first time ever, the Tukwila School District test scores for math in all elementary grades tested, exceeded the state average. In 2009 the elementary math scores were 13 to 19 percentage points behind the state averages. Here are the district math scores relative to the state average (below the state average is…

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Tukwila School District Partners to Increase Available Openings for Preschool Programs

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 8:58pm 7 Comments

There has been a waiting list in the Tukwila School District to get into preschool programs. The district currently runs a state funded program called ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program). The program provides preschool programs for 4 year olds who meet low income requirements. There are 36 slots available at Thorndyke and 36 slots available at Cascade View. Starting in the fall the Tukwila School District will partner with a local non-profit, the Community Schools…

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Tukwila School District Secures $560,000 in Technology Funding

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 11:09pm 2 Comments

The Tukwila School District has received $561,217 from the E-Rate program to be used to maintain District telecommunications services, Internet access and significantly upgrade the telecommunications infrastructure in all schools. E-Rate is a federal program whose purpose is to provide aid to schools and libraries in funding technology projects that provide basic internet access for students and library patrons. It is structured so that it provides more aid to districts with high percentages…

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Cascade View wins Washington Achievement Award in Mathematics

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:52pm 1 Comment

The Washington State Board of Education has awarded the Washington State Achievement Award in Mathematics to Cascade View Elementary for 2012. The award is presented to schools based on student achievement on the statewide math test for the last two years. This year only 21 elementary schools throughout the state received this award. Of the 21 schools only 4 schools had over 60% students from low income families. Cascade View had 90% students from low income families. In addition, Cascade…

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At 10:08pm on February 20, 2010, Chuck Parrish said…
Welcome, Dave. Thanks for suggesting Ning to me. It has worked out well. They are flying me to California next month all expenses paid. I hope that you find this interactive, collaborative site something that you can contribute to.

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