Garfield High School

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Hundreds of students at Garfield High School in Seattle walked out of class Thursday to protest district cuts that could cost the school a teacher.

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Eleven students have been suspended from Garfield High School while the district investigates their roles in a September 27 hazing incident.

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Eight suspects have been identified so far in the Garfield High School hazing incident that took place last Friday. About 100 students participated in the hazing event at the UW Arboretum. The Seattle Police Department and Garfield High School is combing through the evidence and will be interviewing the victims and suspects to determine the best course of action to take against the suspects.

Hazing is illegal in Washington state, so how do different districts handle hazing? Mike Donlin is the program supervisor at the School Safety Center in the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. He explains how the state handles hazing.

The superintendent of Seattle Public Schools said no teachers will be disciplined for refusing to give students the district-wide Measures of Academic Progress test. The district got international attention after dozens of teachers at several schools boycotted the test this winter, calling it a waste of time and money.

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José Banda directed administrators at Garfield High School to give the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test Tuesday despite a mass boycott by the school’s teachers.

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Seattle Public Schools officials and the company that produces the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test are defending the school district's use of the standardized test after Garfield High School teachers refused to give it to their students this quarter.