A symbolic move away from Columbus Day also comes with real changes to education policy.
Seattle’s skies were clear on Wednesday night, but the University of Washington’s Red Square was a sea of umbrellas.
A new pilot program in South King County will fast track bilingual educators from diverse backgrounds to the front of classrooms filled with immigrants and youth of color.
Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.
From French to Spanish, Mandarin to Vietnamese, bilingual preschools are popping up all over the Seattle area. And they're not just popular with families with foreign roots.