education

A bilingual classroom at Scenic Hill Elementary, in the Kent School District. (Photo courtesy OneAmerica)

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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.

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

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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.

Harold Jones, a paralegal specialist and diversity officer at Navy Medicine Support Command, reads to first-grade students as part of a community volunteer program. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bruce Cummins)

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For the first time this year, the majority of kids enrolled in American public schools will be minorities. Some local school districts are ready.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) are hailed as democratizing higher education, especially in the developing world. Are they living up to the hype?

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Twenty students from India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka studied journalism with the Globalist in June and July. They each produced a post reflecting on their time here.