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Prudent budget policies brought city through the Recession | Chuck Parrish

  • Feb 21, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Feb 22, 2015 at 8:20AM

The General Fund ongoing revenue numbers reflect the most predictable regular streams of revenue upon which the most predictable regular expenses are budgeted.

 

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Take testing to heart – it's a key to student success | Supt. Nancy Coogan

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

Assessments are absolutely critical to our work. Our strategic plan requires each student to make at least one year’s worth of academic progress annually. With this type of growth model, we need clear, consistent, in-depth measures of a child’s knowledge and skills from year to year.

Getting around is easy to do in Tukwila | Editor's note

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 12:00PM

The ability to get around, to our jobs, to our schools – anywhere, really – is simply a fundamental part of life and a fundamental responsibility of our governments.

Moving schools forward – together | Supt. Nancy Coogan

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 3:25PM

Based on our common values, the strategic plan lays out our student-learning targets and instructional strategies to get there. This year, my main focus — and that of the district’s — is on implementation.

When all is said and done, Tukwila staff, process is good | Chuck Parrish

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 3:23PM

Some believe that policy makers automatically give a thumbs up to staff recommendations. This belief is simplistic. Staff is critical to a decision-making process.

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