Advanced Classes http://kplu.org en Rainier Beach High works to make elite IB program serve all students http://kplu.org/post/rainier-beach-high-works-make-elite-ib-program-serve-all-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An elite academic program developed at a Swiss private school is </span><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=292573&amp;sessionid=137220e5464f5d04accf0e739e7f5f50" style="line-height: 1.5;">coming to a beleaguered Seattle high school</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;where officials hope it will boost enrollment and attract high-achieving students. Now they face the challenge of making the program serve the whole school instead of just a privileged few.</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:01:46 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8295 at http://kplu.org Rainier Beach High works to make elite IB program serve all students Seattle’s most troubled high school gets elite academic degree program http://kplu.org/post/seattle-s-most-troubled-high-school-gets-elite-academic-degree-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainier Beach High School will become the third Seattle school to offer the </span><a href="http://www.ibo.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">International Baccalaureate </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">program, district officials announced.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:33:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8202 at http://kplu.org Seattle’s most troubled high school gets elite academic degree program Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked http://kplu.org/post/federal-way-says-putting-more-kids-advanced-classes-worked <p>Federal Way&#39;s attempt to push kids to the next level may have had some impact. Recent results of exams in advanced courses, the school district says, shows more kids did take the tests without lowering the percentage of passing scores.</p><p>Bottom line: More kids in advanced classes + more kids taking the exams and passing = more students who can handle harder classes than they might have taken on their own.</p><p>The district hopes that also means more kids will go to college.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2594 at http://kplu.org Federal Way says putting more kids in advanced classes worked Running Start students could face financial hurdle next year http://kplu.org/post/running-start-students-could-face-financial-hurdle-next-year <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976403.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-976403.mp3</a></p><p>Some high school students are expected to ditch the state&rsquo;s popular Running Start program this fall.</p><p>The number of students who take advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit has grown every year since the program began in the early 90&rsquo;s, but that progress could be coming to a halt.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:17:40 +0000 Charla Bear 2019 at http://kplu.org High school credit for Seattle's middle school students http://kplu.org/post/high-school-credit-seattles-middle-school-students <p>Starting this year, middle school students in Seattle could finally get some credit on their high school transcripts, that is.&nbsp; Seventh and eighth graders who take high school level courses can now apply them towards graduation.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/instructserv/secondarygrading/English-MSGPDocs.pdf">policy</a> has pluses and minuses for young kids. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 02:05:44 +0000 Charla Bear 136 at http://kplu.org