Conversation: Educational Racism and Our Children

This 2 hour conversational workshop will focus and address racism experienced by children as students in an academic setting as well as communal one. The conversation will touch upon race, melanated students, cultural competency and cultures in the curriculum. This will be an atmosphere of informational exchanges of ideologies and practices. If you are expecting […]
Jun 27, 2018

Conversation: Educational Racism and Our Children

This 2 hour conversational workshop will focus and address racism experienced by children as students in an academic setting as well as communal one. The conversation will touch upon race, melanated students, cultural competency and cultures in the curriculum. This will be an atmosphere of informational exchanges of ideologies and practices. If you are expecting […]

First-generation college students pursue degrees despite obstacles

Each first-generation student’s story, by definition, begins with their parents’ stories. But being the first in your family to be on track to graduate with a four-year degree also comes with obstacles.
Jun 8, 2018

Study on housing instability seeks students and families of color

Two organizations are conducting a study to draft future policy for schools to help students experiencing housing instability.
May 15, 2018

Funded Buenos Aires schools still struggle to feed students

The Buenos Aires government recently increased the spending on school meals by 30 percent, but some say it's not enough.

Our Civic Future: Youth Education + Empowerment

Presented in partnership with Seattle Foundation Youth around our region and the country are organizing in ways we haven’t seen in generations. This program, including insights from the Greater Seattle Civic Health Index and the work of Seattle Foundation grantees, will feature a panel discussion about investments being made in civic education with youth civic leaders and […]
Mar 27, 2018

Luncheon with Students from Shanti Bhavan

Meet the children fighting poverty and redefining destiny in Southern India Join us for an inspiring afternoon with students from Shanti Bhavan and Director of Operations, Ajit George. The event kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with a light lunch. Shree and Visali, Glamour Woman of the Year in 2014, will share their stories and the impact that Shanti […]
Mar 14, 2018

Willing2Rise

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Professor Kaba Kamene formerly known as Booker T. Coleman of “Hidden Colors”, “Out of Darkness” the upcoming documentary “Race Wars” as well as author of “Honoring William Leo Hansberry”, will be lecturing on the intersections between spiritually and economics. He will then be facilitating workshops between men and women on nation […]
Feb 7, 2018

RIZE Fellowship to host anti-racism educator Jane Elliott

The teacher became known world-wide when she separated her all-white class by eye color so they could learn about the unfairness of racial prejudice.
Jan 10, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018
Carolina Brandariz, a sociologist and teacher in charge of the Secretaria de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Género de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Educación, a teachers union, worries that budget cuts will jeopardize sex education in Argentina’s schools. (Lucila Pellettieri, GPJ Argentina)

Argentina budget cuts hamper student access to sex education

Argentina's educators fight for the future of sex education legislation passed in 2006, as budget cuts threaten to halt implementation entirely.
Oct 11, 2017

Outcry after Sierra Leone denies educational opportunities from pregnant schoolgirls

Human rights adovcates say Sierra Leone is hurting pregnant teenagers by banning them from mainstream schools and important exams.
Aug 21, 2017

Zambia students face choice between managing menstruation and school

Because most Zambian girls lack supplies to manage menstruation while at school, attendance becomes less consistent after fifth grade.
Aug 4, 2017

Translating environment and health for Seattle’s immigrants and refugees

Sophorn Sim's drive to help also stems from a desire for improving environmental equity in South Seattle and other parts of the south end.
Jul 28, 2017

3 things humanities international students should know while job hunting

Getting a job is hard for any recent graduate. International students in the humanities need to know their options.
Jun 12, 2017

Seattle soda tax to fund education, nutrition programs

Funds from the tax will go towards education and making healthy food more accessible to low-income communities.
Jun 7, 2017
Tu Thanh Dinh, a first grade teacher at White Center Heights Elementary in Burien, leads a lesson to his first grade students in their Vietnamese immersion language class. (Photo by Ellen Banner / The Seattle Times)

Inslee signs bill to expand dual language education

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill earlier this week that will expand funding for dual-language education in Washington state K-12 schools.
May 9, 2017

Students tell Seattle school board Ethnic Studies needed

More than 50 students, parents and teachers told the Seattle Public Schools that Ethnic Studies should be mandatory in the district's K-12 curriculum.
Mar 17, 2017
Garfield High School students and teachers in a science class. (Photo from Flickr by NWABR)

Why are Seattle Public Schools still so segregated?

For years Seattle Public Schools have hosted magnet programs in schools with lots of students of color. But that doesn't help if those programs mostly serve white students.
Dec 12, 2016

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