Education

The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

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Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.

A montage of words written in Somali and English, seen on the onecityproject.org website.

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There are currently no formal Somali language classes offered in the entire Northwest, despite a huge Somali diaspora community.

Why is there such a large gap in math achievement between white students and students of color? (Photo from flickr by U.S. Dept. of Education)

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The math achievement gap between white and black students in Seattle schools is huge. Here are six ways to start solving the problem at the classroom level.

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Channel your power and persuasion. Learn how to write and publish an op-ed.

UW president Ana Mari Cuace is presented with an honorary blanket by Lummi tribal member Luanne Wilson. (Photo by Sharayah Lane)

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It’s only 90 miles away, but for a young woman who grew up on the Lummi Reservation, the University of Washington is a completely different world.

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A new "Speak Your Language" campaign is encouraging schools and parents to preserve home language.

A Syrian girl holds up a poster she drew “about how she recently helped someone using information or technology” during UW professor Karen Fisher’s workshop at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in January 2015. (Photo courtesy of Karen Fisher, University of Washington Information School)

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With everything refugee families lost fleeing Syria, a new tech solution may offer Syrian youth a way to connect their pasts with brighter futures.

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Learn how to tell powerful stories with powerful interviews!

Chairs at Eckstein Middle School. (Photo from Flickr by Cory Doctorow)

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Following the ouster from Seattle Public School of teachers who emphasize social justice, educators and allies look for ways to fight back.

Vu Le's son, Viet (left), with his classmate at Hoa Mai in early January. (Photo By Christina Twu)

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Hoa Mai is reinstating Vietnamese language and culture in a new pre-kindergarten program.

Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Among the proposed changes in the bill are cultural competence training for teachers and other staff and a change to school discipline.

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Applications are officially open for our next youth journalism workshop series, which starts on February 23rd!

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Learn how to shoot phone photos and video like a pro journalist on Jan. 14 at Cafe Ibex.

international adoption Ethiopia

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New restrictions on international adoption have led to a huge drop in placements with American families. But have protections missed the mark?

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For hundreds of youth of color in South Seattle, getting Ultimate Frisbee recognized as a varsity sport would be a game changer.

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A Seattle teacher, one of the few fluent speakers of the endangered language of Sm'algyax, is in Alaska to pass her knowledge to Tsimshian school children.

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How can your perspective benefit The Seattle Globalist? Find out from Reagan Jackson, Globalist columnist and award-winning journalist Thursday, Nov. 19.

A classroom in the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, designed for natural daylight and ventilation. (Photo by Nic Lehoux)

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The spirit of local architect Bob Hull lives on in Gohar Khatoon school for girls inAfghanistan, which opened this summer.

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Get the scoop on basic investigative reporting from Seattle Globalist pros Venice Buhain and Lael Henterly Thursday, Oct. 15 at Columbia City's Tutta Bella.

Gabriel Ray Pierre (left) high fives a student at Leschi Elementary School on Friday, as part of #SeattleHigh5. The event aimed to show children of color positive images of black men and women in their community. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

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Why were Leschi Elementary students greeted with high fives as they arrived at school on Friday?

UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.