Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HCS Advisory Committee Update

"Reminder the newest ALTF (Advanced Learning Task Force) application deadline is on noon on this Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Please complete the following brief application form for consideration to this task force:

The superintendent of Seattle Public Schools will establish an Advanced Learning Task Force (ALTF) to review and make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board related to the policies, procedures, and practices of advanced learning programs and highly capable services. This task force will support the district’s work on equitable access to advanced learning as directed in School Board Resolution No. 2017/18-10.

Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone no later than Friday, June 8, 2018


The final meeting of the HCS AC this year will take place:
June 5, 2018 - Madison Middle School, Library"

Note: Committees have not had a great track record in the district and this one is being run by a staff with particular agendas on behalf  of a deeply divided board. That all said, while I can't spare the time myself it would be really great to have strong parent advocates on this task force.

Friday, May 4, 2018

May '18 Open Thread

We're heading towards the end of the year.  Last night I attended the STEAM fair at Jane Addams which was very impressive. There were a ton of exhibits by students especially from the Stem/Mesa classes. This  has extra resonance for me since I know many of the kids now through a variety of outlets including the ones who have done Math Club with me.

What interesting things are happening in your building?


The Advanced Learning Task Force page is back up again and the process seems to be restarting.