Seattle Growth Podcast episode 9: Seattle schools

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The ninth episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Jeff Shulman, explores how Seattle’s growth is affecting the city’s public schools.

  • Seattle Public Schools teacher Liz MacLennan and parent Kirk Wohlers discuss the challenges of overcrowded schools and classrooms. And Dr. Flip Herndon, associate superintendent of SPS, explains how the system is adapting to a booming population.

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The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Monday. Prior episodes have considered Seattle’s tech boom, the challenges of buying a home and renting, homelessness, the city’s character and culture, efforts to build density, emergency services and healthcare. Upcoming episodes take on the topics of public utilities, transportation, city budget and visions for the future.

The series is hosted and produced by Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.