Jose Banda http://kplu.org en Seattle Schools Superintendent Banda Poised To Leave Post For Sacramento Job http://kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-superintendent-banda-poised-leave-post-sacramento-job <p>Seattle Public Schools Superintendent&nbsp;José<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Banda<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;expects to leave his post before the end of July after being named the only finalist for a superintendent position in Sacramento, California.</span></p><p>The Sacramento City Unified School District's school board could confirm Banda's hire as soon as July 17.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:16:11 +0000 Kyle Stokes 17294 at http://kplu.org Seattle Schools Superintendent Banda Poised To Leave Post For Sacramento Job Seattle Schools Scorecard Shows Progress Made, but Goals Unmet http://kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-scorecard-shows-progress-made-goals-unmet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Enrollment at Seattle public schools is growing. More students are graduating from high school. And more high school students are taking college-level courses, according to the </span><a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1583136/File/Departmental%20Content/communications/State%20of%20the%20District/District%20Scorecard_2012-13.pdf?sessionid=5c0dd8d01c26b20bdd76e740518e07bc" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">school district’s own scorecard</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> released Tuesday.</span></p><p>But the district admits the same scorecard shows there’s much more work to be done.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 02:13:50 +0000 Florangela Davila 11028 at http://kplu.org Seattle Schools Scorecard Shows Progress Made, but Goals Unmet One year in, Seattle schools chief says he's won over skeptics http://kplu.org/post/one-year-seattle-schools-chief-says-hes-won-over-skeptics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s superintendent of schools was hired in hopes that he could avoid some of the turmoil and scandal of recent years. Jose </span>Banda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> just wrapped up his first year in charge, and can claim some high-profile accomplishments. But some of the melodrama still lingers, with the school board sharply divided over its own role, and that of the superintendent.</span></p><p>Taking stock of his first year at the helm of Seattle Public Schools, Banda told KPLU a divided board has a definite effect on how he does his job.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:37:51 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9275 at http://kplu.org One year in, Seattle schools chief says he's won over skeptics Seattle schools chief reinstates suspended curriculum on race http://kplu.org/post/seattle-schools-chief-reinstates-suspended-curriculum-race <p></p><p>Seattle Public Schools is <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=291501&amp;sessionid=5205e3c4ad83163bdfbb5ccad45a89e3">reinstating a high school curriculum </a>on race and social justice after suspending it over a student’s complaint, but the controversy is likely to continue.</p><p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:29:48 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7932 at http://kplu.org Seattle schools chief reinstates suspended curriculum on race New Seattle superintendent wants flexibility for schools, just not too much http://kplu.org/post/new-seattle-superintendent-wants-flexibility-schools-just-not-too-much <p>Seattle&rsquo;s new superintendent of schools won&rsquo;t be voting for the charter schools initiative on the November&rsquo;s ballot. He doesn&rsquo;t care much for &ldquo;site-based management&rdquo; that gives lots of autonomy to individual schools and he&rsquo;s leery of letting schools more easily opt out of controversial curricula, such as &ldquo;discovery math.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5817 at http://kplu.org New Seattle superintendent wants flexibility for schools, just not too much A teary farewell to Seattle schools chief http://kplu.org/post/teary-farewell-seattle-schools-chief <p>It wasn&rsquo;t on the school board agenda, but members of Susan Enfield&rsquo;s cabinet paid her a surprise tribute during her final school board meeting Wednesday. Enfield is leaving Seattle Public Schools this month after 16 months as interim superintendent.</p><p>Enfield wiped away tears as a string of her deputies praised her, beginning with Enfield&rsquo;s number-two, Interim Deputy Superintendent Bob Boesche.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:57:42 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5224 at http://kplu.org A teary farewell to Seattle schools chief Anaheim superintendent Banda picked for Seattle schools http://kplu.org/post/anaheim-superintendent-banda-picked-seattle-schools <p><em><strong>Updated</strong></em></p><p>The Seattle School Board is asking Anaheim School Superintendent Jose Banda to lead the Seattle school district.</p><div><p>The district says Board President Michael DeBell contacted Banda Sunday night, and he expressed his willingness to take the job.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 00:20:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Keith Seinfeld 4878 at http://kplu.org