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Charles Tyson commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Foster Graduates Earn Seal of Biliteracy'
"All of what Chuck said, and a question: I have no such Seal of Biliteracy on my diploma. Is that because I made the mistake of studying Latin, and that country died off years ago? Seriously, this is a great program introduced by the State, and as a…"
Jul 5
Chuck Parrish commented on Dave Larson's blog post 'Foster Graduates Earn Seal of Biliteracy'
"This a a great little video, Dave. Thank you for that. Congrats to the students, not only for the recognition today but for the likely benefits later in life. Terrific! Wish I had stuck with my Spanish!"
Jul 5
Dave Larson posted a blog post

Foster Graduates Earn Seal of Biliteracy

For the first time this year, the State of Washington is awarding the Seal of Biliteracy to high school graduates who have demonstrated proficiency in both English and another world language. 48 students in the Foster class of 2015 earned this distinction and will have this seal placed on their high school graduation diploma. That is about 25% of the Foster 2015 graduating class. In comparison, about 8% of Seattle graduates earned this seal and about 16% of Highline graduates earned this seal.…See More
Jul 5
Dave Larson liked Al Ford's blog post Wicked - A Short Documentary About Violence Against Women
Jan 1, 2014
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
Dave Larson posted a blog post

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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Foster Graduates Earn Seal of Biliteracy

Posted on July 5, 2015 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

For the first time this year, the State of Washington is awarding the Seal of Biliteracy to high school graduates who have demonstrated proficiency in both English and another world language. 48 students in the Foster class of 2015 earned this distinction and will have this seal placed on their high school graduation diploma. That is about 25% of the Foster 2015 graduating class. In comparison, about 8% of Seattle graduates earned this seal and about 16% of Highline graduates earned this…

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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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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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