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Thousands of students skipped school to attend. Seattle Public Schools said more than 25 percent of the district's 51,000 students were absent in the morning. By comparison, about 5 percent were absent the day before. The school district also said 565 teachers were absent, far more than usual.  (photo credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Students, Teachers Skip School To Attend Seahawks Parade

Seattle Public Schools said more than 25 percent of the district’s 51,000 students were absent in the morning. By comparison, about 5 percent were absent the day before. The school district also said 565 teachers were absent, far more than usual.

02/06/2014

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Swartz: Seahawks Celebration A Teachable Moment

Savor the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl victory, and make it a teachable moment.

02/04/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Inslee: $200M For Education From Tax Exemptions

Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he will push to close tax exemptions to find another $200 million for Washington’s public schools.

CBS Seattle–01/28/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Group Occupying School Warn Of ‘Itchy Trigger Finger’

A community group refusing to leave a Seattle Public School-owned building has reportedly warned a local television station that someone inside might have a firearm.

CBS Seattle–11/11/2013

File photo of a teacher and students in a classroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Seattle Teachers, District Reach Agreement

Seattle teachers and the school district have reached a tentative contract agreement.

CBS Seattle–09/01/2013

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Feds Look Into Discipline Rates In Seattle Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the high rate at which black students are disciplined in Seattle Public Schools, a problem that has plagued the district for decades.

CBS Seattle–03/06/2013

Quincy Jones (Getty Images)

Garfield High School One Of The First To Use Quincy Jones’ Music Education App

Seattle’s Garfield High School will be one of the first schools in the U.S. to use Quincy Jones’ education application called Playground Sessions, an app that teaches users how to play the piano and read music.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2013

Goodloe-Johnson (photo from wallywhood.org)

Former Seattle Superintendent Dr. Goodloe-Johnson Dies

Former Seattle Schools Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe Johnson has died.

CBS Seattle–12/05/2012

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