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tirobinson@seattleschools.org

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News Releases

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SPS educator honored by WASA
June 30, 2021

Heat closes meal distribution sites 6/28/21
June 28, 2021

SPS Summer of Learning program
June 18, 2021

Supt. Jones announces return to in-person
May 13, 2021

Rob Gannon appointed deputy supt
May 4, 2021

Dr. Brent Jones sworn in as interim supt
May 3, 2021

SPS 6-12 instructional model survey due
April 5, 2021

SPS – SEA tentative agreement for 6-12 in-person learning
April 1, 2021

SPS Human Resources Dept. recruiting custodial positions
March 25, 2021

SPS bell time change announced
March 24, 2021

SPS Board names new director
March 24, 2021

Instructional survey due Wednesday
March 22, 2021

SPS superintendent transition
March 19, 2021

SEA, SPS reach tentative agreement
March 16, 2021

Billy Frank Jr. Day observed this week
March 10, 2021

Start of in-person instruction moved later in March
March 9, 2021

SPS buildings ready for students
March 5, 2021

Supt. Juneau statement on vaccinations for eds.
March 2, 2021

Return to in-person resolution passed
Feb. 26, 2021

SPS Board approves contract for interim supt.
Feb 24, 2021

In-person instruction delay
Feb. 22, 2021

SPS Board adopts clean energy resolution
Feb. 16, 2021

SPS director appointment process announced
Jan. 15, 2021

Power outages impact SPS live remote instruction
Jan. 13, 2021

UPDATED return to in-person survey sent
Jan. 10, 2021

Supt. Juneau sends letter to governor re: vaccines
Jan. 8, 2021

Statement from SPS Board of Directors
Jan. 8, 2021

Enrollment info for 2021-22 school year
Jan. 4, 2021


SPS in the News

Recent media coverage

SPS sets new start date for some special….
Seattle Times
— March 9, 2021

SPS delays in person instruction until late March
KING 5
— March 9, 2021

Highline school board votes to authorize….
KNKX
— March 4, 2021

Seattle teachers vote: no confidence in….
KOMO tv
— March 4, 2021

Leader of SEA reacts to bargaining over….
South Seattle Emerald
— March 3, 2021

It’s not clear when Seattle students will….
KUOW
— March 3, 2021

WA teachers eligible for vaccinations
KIRO 7
— March 2, 2021

WA teachers now eligible for vaccine, Inslee….
KING 5
— March 2, 2021

Complaints filed against SPS by teachers….
KING 5
— March 2, 2021

Seattle teachers union files unfair labor….
KIRO 7
— March 1, 2021

Seattle teachers union balks at school return….
KOMO tv
— March 1, 2021

Some SPS educators labeled essential….
Seattle Times
— Feb. 26, 2021

SPS to bring back some students….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 27, 2021

SPS says many essential staff will be….
KUOW
— Feb. 27, 2021

Select group of SPS students to return….
KOMO tv
— Feb. 26, 2021

ShakeAlert: WA tests earthquake early warning….
KING 5
— Feb. 25, 2021

SPS board approves contract for interim….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS names interim superintendent….
KOMO tv
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS names interim superintendent
KING 5
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS board approves contract for Dr. Brent….
The Seattle Medium
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS board votes to settle lawsuit with….
The Seattle Medium
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS board votes to hire Brent Jones as….
KNKX
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS board selects former administrator….
Seattle Times
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS will settle lawsuit with former AD….
Seattle Times
— Feb. 24, 2021

SPS pushes back start date of in-person….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 23, 2021

SPS delays return to in-person learning
KCPQ
— Feb. 23, 2021

SPS delays reopening plans as teachers….
KUOW
— Feb. 22, 2021

In-person school for young Seattle kids….
Seattle Times
— Feb. 22, 2021

SPS delays in-person classes amid union….
KING 5
— Feb. 22, 2021

SPS delays return to in-person learning….
KOMO tv
— Feb. 22, 2021

SPS delays in-person start date after….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 22, 2021

Some state school districts look to bring….
KOMO tv
— Feb. 17, 2021

A civics revival in education
South Seattle Emerald
— Feb. 14, 2021

SPS commits to weaning off fossil fuels….
Seattle Times
— Feb. 12, 2021

Northwest Newsmakers
KCTS
— Feb. 9, 2021

Govts, school districts, and community….
KCPQ
— Feb. 9, 2021

As SPS delays opening plans, other schools….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 5, 2021

SPS return to in-person learning at start….
KIRO 7
— Feb. 5, 2021

SPS won’t hit March 1 goal to return….

KING 5 — Feb. 5, 2021

SPS BLM lesson plans advance….
Fox News
— Feb. 2, 2021

Pandemic takes social and emotional toll….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 31, 2021

Interim SPS supt selected: Brent Jones
KUOW
— Jan. 29, 2021

SPS unveils plan to start bringing students….
KOMO tv
— Jan. 29, 2021

SPS board approves contract negotiations….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 28, 2021

How America’s food system could change under….
New York Times
— Jan. 26, 2021

School board to vote on Dr. Brent Jones
Seattle Times
— Jan. 25, 2021

School board to consider appointing….
The Seattle Medium
— Jan. 25, 2021

Many schools face budget problems as….
The Seattle Medium
— Jan. 20, 2021

Will standardized testing in WA schools….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 19, 2021

How a diverse school district is using a strategy….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 18, 2021

How much learning have WA students missed?
Seattle Times
— Jan. 17, 2021

Search for SPS board interim member….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 15, 2021

SPS being investigated over concerns….
KIRO 7
— Jan. 15, 2021

It’s about time: Seattle mom reacts to….
KCPQ
— Jan. 15, 2021

Federal probe opened into whether SPS….
KUOW
— Jan. 14, 2021

Seattle police investigating substitute….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 14, 2021

Disturbing reports about Seattle schools….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 13, 2021

Seattle substitute teacher under….
KING 5
— Jan. 13, 2021

Teachers in WA find ways to address….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 8, 2021

Time for an intervention: SPS board member….
KUOW
— Jan. 7, 2021

WA outlines plans for vaccinating teachers
KING 5
— Jan. 7, 2021

Eden Mack, SPS board member, resigns….
Seattle Times
— Jan. 7, 2021

Pandemic put ‘extra sheen’ of difficulty….
KING 5
— Jan. 5, 2021

SPS surveying families about return to….
KIRO 7
— Jan. 5, 2021