Tagged with 'education'

Highline Public Schools gets $30K grant to improve grad rate at Mt. Rainier High

Highline Public Schools gets $30K grant to improve grad rate at Mt. Rainier High

Highline Public Schools is one of two Washington state school districts awarded $30,000 grants to support increasing graduation rates, the district announced Tuesday, Nov. 29. The grant will launch a... [Read more]

Highline College will protect students from possible deportation under Trump

Highline College will protect students from possible deportation under Trump

Dr. Jack Bermingham, Highline College President, has joined more than 200 other college and university presidents in an effort to protect some students from possible deportation. Bermingham added his name... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield addresses divisive election

Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield on Wednesday (Nov. 9) sent a letter to parents and families of students regarding the ‘divisive and angry campaign season’ we just want... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Des Moines’ Highline College has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce endorses Highline School bond

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media is an active member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday (Oct. 21) that it is endorsing Prop.... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

JACK MAYNE: It’s time to stop requiring students to attend dangerous schools

Commentary by Senior Writer Jack Mayne (click “Play” button to hear audio version:) http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/JackMayneonSchoolBond.mp3 It is time to stop requiring the students... [Read more]

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

THE BLOG ENDORSES: Vote YES on the Highline School Bond Nov. 8

For the first time in our history, we’ve decided to endorse a political issue – we are encouraging all our Readers to vote “YES” on Proposition No. 1 for Highline Schools on Nov. 8…

Here’s what’s going on during Disability Awareness Month at Highline College

Here’s what’s going on during Disability Awareness Month at Highline College

The public is invited to free events marking Disability Awareness Month throughout October at Highline College. The monthlong series of events encourages participants to use their power by educating, advocating,... [Read more]

Free ‘Science on the Sound’ series offers range of topics at Highline’s MaST Center

Free ‘Science on the Sound’ series offers range of topics at Highline’s MaST Center

Community members can hear from local, regional and national experts during free monthly presentations at Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center. The ‘Science on the Sound’... [Read more]

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Superintendent Enfield opens up about suspension policy at public session

Click the ‘Play’ button to hear the unedited, raw audio of Monday night’s ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ConvWithEnfield091916.mp3 By... [Read more]

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

All invited to a ‘Conversation with the Superintendent’ on Monday, Sept. 19

Families, community members, and staff are invited to join Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield at an open community conversation on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Highline... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Highline School Board extends Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract

Dr. Susan Enfield, superintendent of Highline Public Schools, greets a student on the first day of school. The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent... [Read more]

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing

By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn to Scuba Dive at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ July 21!

REMINDER: Learn to Scuba Dive at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ July 21!

REMINDER: Advertiser TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night will be Thursday, July 21! Looking for your next great adventure – how about Scuba Diving? Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]