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Make America Love Again: Seattle students walk out

On Monday, thousands of students from schools across Seattle walked out of class as a reaction to the election of Donald Trump as president.
Nov 16, 2016
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October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 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.
Oct 13, 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
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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.
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
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
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
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How a whiter Seattle creates more education inequities

Seattle has the fifth largest test score gap between black and white students. Education reform alone won't close that gap, says Wayne Au.
Jun 16, 2016
Sit-in signage outside the Matteo Ricci College office at Seattle University. (Photo courtesy MRC Coalition.)

Seattle University dean, subject of sit-in, placed on leave

Three weeks into a student sit-in demanding a less Eurocentric and more racially aware curriculum, the Matteo Ricci College dean has been put on leave.
Jun 1, 2016
The Garfield High School drumline comes together for a group huddle before performing at the 8th Annual Bulldog Drumline Expo (BDX) on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The Garfield High School BDX is the largest drumline competition in Washington State. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Hundreds get into rhythm at Garfield drumline expo

Hundeds of high school and middle school students from around the region thundered through Garfield High School for the annual Bulldog Drumline Expo.
May 29, 2016
Kristopher Larsen, a former inmate, is an instructor for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and works on education and immigration issues with the Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together, or F.I.G.H.T. (Photo by Enrique Perez)

After prison, programs help with tough transition home

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) will host a panel discussion Monday on prison education and its role in the criminal justice system.
May 20, 2016
Seattle University students have occupied the Matteo Ricci College offices for a week, demanding the ouster of the college's dean. (Photo provided by the Matteo Ricci Coalition.)

Seattle University sit-in protests curriculum, school culture

A sit-in at Seattle University protests the Eurocentric curriculum, the school climate and the resignation of the dean of the Matteo Ricci College program.
May 19, 2016
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)

5 + 1 things teachers can do to close the math achievement gap

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.
Mar 15, 2016
Mahroo Keshavarz. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

“There’s a whole population of children not being addressed”

"There's a whole population of children not being addressed"
Mar 11, 2016
Community members greeted Leschi Elementary students with high fives to congratulate them on completing the first week of the school year. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Parents tell lawmakers how school cultural gap can hurt kids

Parents went to Olympia to back bills for cultural competency training, recruitment of teachers of color and other measures meant to close opportunity gap.
Feb 2, 2016
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)

Proposed school policy overhaul meant to address opportunity gap

Among the proposed changes in the bill are cultural competence training for teachers and other staff and a change to school discipline.
Jan 18, 2016
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Get the scoop from investigative pros Oct. 15!

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.
Oct 7, 2015
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Globalist welcomes new youth program coordinator DJ Martinez

In September the Globalist welcomed a new team member: Youth Program Coordinator DJ Martinez!
Oct 2, 2015