Mean Kids

When Washington state passed a law to fight bullying and hold schools responsible, many families rejoiced. But maybe we’ve approached it all wrong. Just ask a bully.

06/20/2012 By James Ross Gardner


Jolt: Inslee Brings Together Union and Reformers

The day's winners & losers.

04/05/2012 By Josh Feit


Why I Like A+ Washington

Seattle teacher gives top grade to

03/30/2012 By Kristin Bailey-Fogarty

This Washington

WEA President Lindquist Fires Back

Part 387 of the ongoing back and forth between WEA President Mary Lindquist and major Democratic donor Nick Hanauer.

02/24/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Teachers' Union President Responds to Hanauer, Trashes McKenna

President's Day Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip: Lindquist responds; anti-gay marriage vandals respond; environmentalists respond; and more.

02/20/2012 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Senate Passes Teacher Evaluation Bill

Senate votes overwhelmingly for stricter teacher evaluation standards.

02/14/2012 By Josh Feit

This Washington

South Seattle Rep. Eric Pettigrew Proposes Charter Schools

A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a series of education reform bills yesterday, including the latest call for charter schools.

01/13/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Most Democrats Will Cringe

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Education, the SPD, and Women's helath.

01/10/2012 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

WA Supreme Court Says State has Failed Schools

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM GOV. GREGOIRE AND THE TEACHERS' UNION. Washington State Supreme Court affirms education advocates long-standing complaint.

01/05/2012 By Josh Feit


Poll: Seattle Residents Satisfied With School Performance

A new poll finds general satisfaction with the way the school district is going, with the exception of the school board, which remains overwhelmingly unpopular.

01/04/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Friday Jolt: Winners & Losers on a Big News Day in ... Late December?

Today's (long list of) winners & losers.

12/16/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Removed from the Scofflaw List

Thursday edition. Caffeinated news & gossip.

12/15/2011 By Morning Fizz


Wednesday Jolt: Student Protesters

The day's winners & losers.

12/14/2011 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

"I Wouldn't Put a Lot of Faith in the Idea"

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: bad news for the streetcar; good news for food banks; good news for the budget ... in February?; and more.

12/13/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

McKenna Hangs Out with Teachers' Union Rivals During Scheduled Endorsement Interview

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. McKenna spends Saturday morning with education reformers instead of the state teachers' union.

12/05/2011 By Josh Feit


Monday Jolt: Surprise Budget Day Winner. Obvious Loser

Today's winners & losers.

11/21/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

"Some People are Defying that Order."

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip starring: Occupy Seattle, Jane Hague, and text books.

10/17/2011 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Gregoire Shows Off Mediation Chops

Governor Chris Gregoire did a good job ending the Tacoma teacher's strike, but she's shy about using her mediation skills to solve other disputes.

09/22/2011 By Peter Johnson

Morning Fizz

Floating the Idea

Tuesday Edition: Sonntag out; Levinson in?; (Green) thumb up for Burgess; and more.

07/05/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

The New Yorker: Are Cities Really All That?

The New Yorker goes contrarian on urbanism, but fails to make the case.

06/23/2011 By Josh Feit