Use of teachers raises questions in Zimbabwe elections

Despite a high unemployment rate, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission doubles down on the practice of hiring already employed civil servants like teachers who miss class to register voters.
May 9, 2018
Gerald Donaldson, a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School, high fives students entering the school. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Want black male role models in our schools? Hire them as teachers.

There's a strikingly simple solution for the black student achievement gap in Seattle schools: recruit more black teachers.
Oct 13, 2016
Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Parks Department a childcare savior during teacher’s strike

Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.
Sep 16, 2015

Tough talk about teacher diversity in Tukwila School District

While most agree that teacher diversity needs to improve at the Tukwila School District, local members of the NAACP disagree with the district on the path.
May 13, 2015

Ashtanga Yoga feeds spiritual hunger in West, but few Indian followers

The legions of Americans taking their winter workouts inside to the warm sanctuary of yoga classes are part of a global trend taking to the Indian physical-spiritual practice. A love of yoga took one Ashtanga instructor from Abu Dhabi to Finland, pushed her physical limits and brought her in to a whole new community. But […]
Oct 24, 2012