World Refugee Day hits home in Kent
by Allison Int-Hout
When 19-year-old Yashoda Khanal moved to Kent with her family almost three years ago, the thing that shocked her most on her first day at Kent-Meridian High School were the floors. The white linoleum floors in the cafeteria and the sprawling carpet in the classrooms were unfamiliar. Khanal was accustomed to mud floors lined with […]
Jun 20, 2012
No on I-1240: Why charter schools aren’t the answer
by Devon Alisa Abdallah
Unless you are immersed in the education world, your exposure to charter schools might be limited to the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman. But with Initiative 1240 on the Washington ballot this year, you’re being asked to make a major decision regarding our education system with little information other than the ample evidence that our […]
Nov 1, 2012
Chinese b-ballers school West Seattle girls on and off the court
by Sarah Stuteville
It’s Saturday night high school basketball in West Seattle. There are sneakers squeaking on the court and dutiful families chatting in the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd stands and turns towards a red flag hung beside the hoop as the band strikes up a brassy version of the national anthem…of the People’s Republic of China. This […]
Jan 18, 2013
Back to school, with new credits for bilingual students
by Roxana Norouzi
King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students’ native language skills are a benefit, not a burden.
Sep 10, 2013
World-wise Northwest parents drive demand for bilingual preschools
by Michele Silbey
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.
Sep 2, 2014
Why teachers must reflect student diversity
by Roxana Norouzi
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.
Sep 26, 2014
Welcome to Seattle Public Schools. What race are you?
by Sharon H Chang
Enrolling your child in Seattle Public Schools means choosing their race and ethnicity from a confounding list of checkboxes.
May 5, 2015
Seattle World School graduates first high school class
by Valeria Koulikova
Seattle World School celebrated its first 13 high school graduates Tuesday, in an emotional and touching graduation ceremony that recognized each student.
Jun 12, 2015
Study on housing instability seeks students and families of color
by Agatha Pacheco
Two organizations are conducting a study to draft future policy for schools to help students experiencing housing instability.
May 15, 2018