schools http://kuow.org en Can A Test Measure Critical Thinking? Schools Hope To Find Out http://kuow.org/post/can-test-measure-critical-thinking-schools-hope-find-out <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012614JR_CoreTest_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Northwest parents of school-aged children have a new acronym to learn: The SBAC.<p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:37:41 +0000 Jessica Robinson 27766 at http://kuow.org Can A Test Measure Critical Thinking? Schools Hope To Find Out Idaho School District Seeks Parent Input On Arming Teachers http://kuow.org/post/idaho-school-district-seeks-parent-input-arming-teachers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100713JR_GunsInSchools_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A school district in north Idaho is considering a plan to arm select teachers and staff with concealed handguns. The school board is asking for public comment at a meeting Tuesday in Sandpoint, Idaho.<p>In the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting last year, officials at the Lake Pend Oreille School District took a look at their own safety procedures. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:21:44 +0000 Jessica Robinson 21698 at http://kuow.org Hanging Up The Paddle: 20 Years Since Washington Banned Corporal Punishment In Public Schools http://kuow.org/post/hanging-paddle-20-years-washington-banned-corporal-punishment-public-schools <p></p><p>Did you grow up in a school that allowed paddling?&nbsp; Maybe you knew someone who was hit in school – or maybe the idea of corporal punishment seems as antiquated as ink wells.&nbsp; This year marks the 20th anniversary of Washington’s state-wide ban on corporal punishment in public schools.</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:12:32 +0000 Sarah Waller 20268 at http://kuow.org Hanging Up The Paddle: 20 Years Since Washington Banned Corporal Punishment In Public Schools In Thurston And Snohomish Counties, Different Approaches To Keeping Schools Safe http://kuow.org/post/thurston-and-snohomish-counties-different-approaches-keeping-schools-safe <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year’s violent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, put school safety at the forefront. As the new school year begins, we take a look at two approaches to school safety in Washington state. David Hyde speaks with Rainier School District Superintendent Tim </span>Garchow<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Snohomish County Executive John </span>Lovick<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:49:28 +0000 David Hyde 19807 at http://kuow.org School Speed Zone Cameras Net Big Returns For Seattle http://kuow.org/post/school-speed-zone-cameras-net-big-returns-seattle <p>Seattle drivers: Get ready to tap the brakes around more school zones. The city plans to install speed cameras at five more schools after early results indicate that the enforcement devices – and resulting $189 traffic tickets – are motivating drivers to slow down.</p><p>In December, the city rolled out the enforcement cameras at four schools. In those school zones, the cameras snap a photo of any vehicles that exceed the 20-mile-per-hour limit. Then the driver later gets a citation in the mail.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:43 +0000 Liz Jones 14758 at http://kuow.org School Speed Zone Cameras Net Big Returns For Seattle Seattle Mayor Launches Preschool Teacher Training Program http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mayor-launches-preschool-teacher-training-program <p></p><p>Seattle’s mayor is launching a new program aimed at improving instruction in the city’s preschools. Mayor Mike McGinn announced the initiative in his State of the City address Tuesday.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:44:37 +0000 Deborah Wang 8484 at http://kuow.org Keeping Violence Out Of Schools http://kuow.org/post/keeping-violence-out-schools <p></p><p>Following one of the worst school shootings in the country's history, what's already being done and what can be done to keep guns and violence out of classrooms? We talk with&nbsp;Mike Donlin&nbsp;of&nbsp;Washington state's <a href="http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/default.aspx">School Safety Center</a>. Then, we hear from former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski about how Washington state could lead on gun control at the ballot box.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5150 at http://kuow.org