Let’s stop the privatization of our public schools in Seattle: Protest at the Greendot charter school construction site this Thursday

  Come protest the opening of a new charter school in our community! Facebook event page When: Thursday February 15 at 4:00-5:30pm Where: The construction site of the future Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle/High School (6020 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118) The Green Dot corporation, a Los Angeles-based charter school conglomerate, is coming to the Rainier Valley. They are currently operating their first class of sixth grade students near the Othello Light Rail Station. While Rainier Beach High School has waited more than ten years since all other high schools had major reconstruction or renovation, Green Dot is building … Continue reading Let’s stop the privatization of our public schools in Seattle: Protest at the Greendot charter school construction site this Thursday

Promises and Threats In The 21st Century: Salmon Bay school’s Parent Information Exchange presents four movies on education issues

  Parent Information Exchange (PIE) Presents: THE 2018 FILM SERIES   Salmon Bay School 1810 NW 65th Street Seattle, WA February 13th, February 28th, March 7th and March 13th 7:00 PM The movies: Education Inc. The trailer: https://vimeo.com/157617318   Rise Above the … Continue reading Promises and Threats In The 21st Century: Salmon Bay school’s Parent Information Exchange presents four movies on education issues

Parents Across America-Portland Myth Busting Series: “50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools”

David Berliner  50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools March 31, 2016 7:00 P.M. Concordia University Come join us for an evening of discovery as we listen to Dr. David Berliner dispel myths about America’s public schools. You can … Continue reading Parents Across America-Portland Myth Busting Series: “50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools”

Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch

Our Schools Alliance presents: Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch Wednesday, October 16th 8:00 PM EDT “[Diane] is America’s foremost historian in the areas of education policy, she’s a champion of public education, she’s a courageous speaker and she’s a truth-teller.” –Actor, Matt Damon You are invited to join Diane Ravitch for a tele-town hall discussion of the most challenging issues facing public education today. Dr. Ravitch’s book, Reign of Error, lights the way for communities to undo corporate reform and deliver equity and justice in education. Limited space is available! Please RSVP by Monday, October 14th. After you sign up, … Continue reading Tele-Town Hall with Diane Ravitch

Northwest Teaching for Social Justice 6th Annual Conference

Northwest Teaching for Social Justice 6th Annual Conference October 19, 2013 Keynote: Curtis Acosta Teacher fighting to keep Tucson’s banned Mexican American Studies Program 8AM to 4:30 PM Chief Sealth International HS, Seattle, WA Special Guest: Dave Rivocs Amy Goodman says, “David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now!” 2013 Sample Workshops: Northwest Public Education in the Age of School Reform Co-opting the Hidden Curriculum to Improve Social Justice in Elementary Math Strength for the Journey: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color in Schools Scrap the MAP: How to Boycott a Standardized Test Using Greed as a … Continue reading Northwest Teaching for Social Justice 6th Annual Conference

Parents Across America Webinar: The Journey for Justice in Education with Karran Harper-Royal: School closings and turnarounds violate civil rights

Parents Across America Webinar The Journey for Justice With New Orleans Parent and Education Advocate Karran Harper-Royal March 3, 2013 1:00 PM PST Free tickets available through Eventbrite. With moderator Dora Taylor. We will hear from Karran Harper-Royal about the Journey for Justice campaign as well as her trip to New Zealand where she is speaking about the “cruel hoax” of charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. Journey for Justice is an emerging alliance currently composed of grassroots community-based organizations from 18 cities across the United States representing constituencies of youth, parents, and inter-generational organizations who have been impacted by … Continue reading Parents Across America Webinar: The Journey for Justice in Education with Karran Harper-Royal: School closings and turnarounds violate civil rights

18 CITIES CONVERGE IN WASHINGTON D.C ON “JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE,” CALLING ON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO END DISCRIMINATORY CLOSINGS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

National Movement Forms In Wake Of Mass School Closings & Turnarounds That Violate Civil Rights & Promote Divestment In Low-Income Communities Of Color WHAT: Students, parents and advocacy representatives from 18 major United States cities will testify at a hearing before the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. on the devastating impact and civil rights violations resulting from the unchecked closing and turnaround of schools serving predominantly low-income, minority students across the country. More than 10 cities have filed, or are in the process of filing, Title VI Civil Rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Education Office of … Continue reading 18 CITIES CONVERGE IN WASHINGTON D.C ON “JOURNEY FOR JUSTICE,” CALLING ON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO END DISCRIMINATORY CLOSINGS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Book launch and panel discussion: Education and Capitalism

Saturday, June 2, 4:00 PM University of Washington, Room 211 Smith Hall Featuring Sarah Knopp: Editor of Education and Capitalism and Los Angeles public school teacher Jesse Hagopian: Contributor to Education and Capitalism and Seattle public school teacher RSVP for this event at the Education and Capitalism Facebook page. “Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation” has just been published by Haymarket Books. There will be a book launch and panel discussion in Seattle on June 2nd at 4:00 PM, in the UW Room, 211 Smith Hall. A conservative consensus dominates the discussion about what’s wrong with our schools … Continue reading Book launch and panel discussion: Education and Capitalism

Event: The Power of Parents To Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Power of Parents To Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse  Wednesday May 16th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Rainier Beach High School Library (2nd Floor) 8815 Seward Park Ave South. Many of our youth are starting drugs and alcohol at an early age. Find out how parents, students, school staff and community members can prevent drug and alcohol abuse and learn about local resources to help youth who are having drug and alcohol problems. Free Food! Raffle Prizes! This event is open to all parents, school staff and students in southeast Seattle. Sponsored by: Rainier Beach High School PTSA Rainier … Continue reading Event: The Power of Parents To Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice

This is a conference not to be missed.  All are invited. Dora On Saturday, October 1st, the Fourth Annual Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice will take place at Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle, WA. The organizers are from four cities representing the Northwest — Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Portland. The conference is sponsored in part by award-winning Rethinking Schools magazine and the Washington Education Association (WEA). The NWCTSJ has become the largest conference in the Northwest for teachers. Last year’s event attracted over 790 participants. This conference is all about inspiring teachers. It features workshops given … Continue reading The Northwest Conference on Teaching for Social Justice