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Meet the woman who coined the term “white fragility”

Got white fragility or don't know if you do or not? Robin DiAngelo will tell you what's wrong with you and what's wrong with the world today.
Oct 24, 2016
Gerald Donaldson, a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School, high fives students entering the school. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.

There's a strikingly simple solution for the black student achievement gap in Seattle schools: recruit more black teachers.
Oct 13, 2016
(Right) Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian talks about Black Lives Matter curriculum at a press conference. Other teachers include (left to right) Rogelio Rigor, Donte Felder and Sarah Arvey. (Photo by Venice Buhain)

Seattle teachers to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts, focus on racial equity

At least 1,000 educators throughout Seattle Public Schools will wear “Black Lives Matter” T-shirts to school on Wednesday.
The author, right, and a friend at graduation from Rainier Beach High School last spring. (Courtesy photo)

Educating the Horn: Paving a path to college for Somali youth

UW freshman Ahlaam Ibrahim is launching an ambitious campaign to connect young Somali Americans with help applying to college.
Oct 7, 2016
Teachers at "Tiny Trees," run with some of their students in Jefferson Park near their outdoor school. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

This affordable outdoor preschool is a breath of fresh air for Seattle

Tiny Trees outdoor preschool is based on a longtime Scandinavian model of education that says there are some things you can only learn outside.
Sep 22, 2016
Malakhi Kaine of Africatown Center in Seattle and Demba Hydara stand with two former Seattle Public School Students that moved to The Gambia over the summer. (Photo courtesy Malakhi Kaine.)

Africatown Center makes international plans, plans kick-off event Saturday

Several Seattle youth who relocated to The Gambia became the inspiration behind Africatown Center's newest international initiative.
Sep 14, 2016
(Illustration by Sarah Glidden)

Can Yesler Terrace’s tiny tech superheroes survive a neighborhood overhaul?

Do planned mixed-income communities like the one being built at Yesler Terrace really work? Ask the neighborhood kids whose families are moving away.
(Photo by Venice Buhain)

The fourth R: Refugee students get intensive course in resettlement

The International Rescue Committee's summer program helps young refugees enrolled in the Tukwila School District acclimate to their new home.
Sep 13, 2016
Participants in the Kids4Peace summer day camp look at the Torah at Herzu Ner-Tamid Synagogue on Mercer Island. (Photo by Ahlaam Ibraahim)

For middle schoolers, a summer of interfaith dialogue

The Kids4Peace interfaith day camp has local teens exploring each other's religions — and learning more about their own.
Sep 5, 2016
Native Education Certificate Program Co-Directors Elizabeth West, left, and Megan Bang, right, lead a group of their students across the Quad at University of Washington, which used to be a Duwamish Village. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

A walk across campus with the UW’s new Native Education Program

The UW's new Native Education Certificate Program is designed to improve the relationships between educators and Native students and families.
Aug 11, 2016
Malala Yousafzai (Photo via The Malala Fund Facebook page.)

Young women consider goals without fear after Malala talk in Seattle

Inspired by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai recent talk in Seattle, columnist Reagan Jackson asks young women what they would do if they had no fear.
Aug 8, 2016
University of Washington's Drumheller Fountain. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist.)

Scam targets UW international students from China

Students were told they would get a 5 percent break on their tuition if they paid through an organization, police say.
Aug 2, 2016
Nino Chaboshvili is congratulated by her best friend on being among the first graduates from the Seattle World School. (Photo by Valeria Koulikova.)

Seattle World School gears up for move to permanent home

In September, the students of Seattle World School — a school of nearly 300 immigrant students grades six through 12 — will open their doors to a new home.
Jul 14, 2016
Lunchtime at Hoa Mai on Jan. 11. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Vietnamese as a Second Language

A perspective from a native Vietnamese speaker, who has spent most of her life learning English.
Jul 6, 2016
Min Duc Nguyen and Yaneth Vrentas shoot photos during the photographer's "golden hour": right before sunset. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Photos from Thursday cam skills workshop at Cafe Ibex

Snippets from last Thursday's photo and video skills workshop at Cafe Ibex. More workshops and online skill shares starting July 19th!
Jun 28, 2016
(Photo by Jose Mariscal-Cruz)

‘UndocuGraduation’ celebrates immigrant students who beat the odds

Undocumented students who graduated from Washington colleges, universities and high schools celebrated at a special UndocuGraduation ceremony last weekend.
Final performance at the 2012 AileyCamp in New York. (Photo by Rosalie O'Connor)

National youth arts camp lands in Seattle, Tukwila

Seattle Theatre Group and AileyCamp are hosting youth arts and personal development classes in Seattle for the first time at Tukwila Community Center.
Jun 26, 2016
Cilviana Hernandez (second from left) grew up in a Skagit Valley migrant farmworker family. Now she's part of the film "Every Row a Path" that details the challenges of migrant youth trying to balance work and education. (Photo courtesy Janice Blackmore)

Farmworker filmmakers put Skagit Valley migrant life on screen

The film “Every Row a Path,” which screens in Seattle this weekend, shows the challenges of growing up in the fields as a migrant farmworker.
Jun 24, 2016
A demonstrator holds a sign aloft as the affirmative action in university admissions case was being heard at the Supreme Court in Washington, December 9, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque for Reuters.)

U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based college admissions

The court ruled 4-3 in favor of a University of Texas at Austin admissions policy intended to foster racial and ethnic diversity on campus.
Jun 23, 2016
The MRC Coalition sit-in. (Photo by Alia Marsha)

How student movements for racial justice can survive summer break

What happens when students leading the charge for progress on race graduate? Groups at Seattle U, UW and SPU say they have plans.
Jun 21, 2016