Susi Musi moves a dry erase board in her West Seattle garage Friday. Musi is setting up a classroom in the garage with other families in her neighborhood to supplement remote learning during the pandemic. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Susi Musi moves a dry erase board in her West Seattle garage Friday. Musi is setting up a classroom in the garage with other families in her neighborhood to supplement remote learning during the pandemic. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Education Lab

Seattle-area parents form ‘learning pods’ to keep kids from falling behind, but coronavirus-driven trend raises equity concerns

Parents around the region are forming small study groups for their children and hiring tutors to supplement K-12 learning this fall, but some critics say the trend will only exacerbate inequity.  VIEW

Local Business

REI to sell its never-used Bellevue headquarters and shift office work to multiple Seattle-area sites

REI is abandoning its brand new headquarters in the Spring District in Bellevue.

(Note: no signage.  A construction worker told me this is the REI building in the Spring District in Bellevue.
Best to doublecheck)

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At the Snohomish Health District in Lynnwood. Drive through testing was started today.
Dr Mary Jo Kintner, MD, a retired family practice physician from Edmonds, is volunteering to help with testing.  She’s holding a test swab ready to be packaged and sent out to the Shoreline State Department of Public Health and Testing. 213809

Washington state to change how it counts negative coronavirus test results

Seattle City Council overrides Durkan’s veto of plan to spend reserves on COVID-19 relief, then trims plan

Seattle Housing Levy money will go all in on homeless housing through 2021

Families with students receiving special education file lawsuit asking court to overturn emergency pandemic rules

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