BOULDER, Colo.—Civil rights activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton…
Nearly one-quarter of sophomores in Seattle high schools have been reclassified as freshmen, a move that will delay their schedule for taking the Washington Assessment of Student Learning.
This year's sophomore class is the first that must pass the WASL to graduate. The students that were reclassified as freshmen were failing or not completing classes and school officials were fearful they would not pass the high-stakes exam.
Patricia Fisher, the first woman and the first Black to write editorials for The Seattle Times, the state's largest newspaper, is dead at 59.
Fisher died Sunday after a battle with multiple sclerosis that forced her to retire in 1989, the newspaper reported Monday, quoting friends and professional colleagues.