A Day Without Women action shows the importance of women in public schools

    Women have always been a valuable and integral part of the economy, and women’s paid work is becoming increasingly important to family well-being. In 2015, 42 percent of mothers in the United States were breadwinners, and an additional … Continue reading A Day Without Women action shows the importance of women in public schools

#BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action

Originally posted at I Am an Educator. Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action Over 200 scholars and professors nationwide sign statement in support of the Seattle teachers’ October 19,, 2016 … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of professors across the country support Seattle educators in their day of action

The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington

  The Network for Public Education Action is proud to announce its support for Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. Madsen was first elected to the Washington State Supreme Court in 1992, and she … Continue reading The Network for Public Education Action and Seattle Education endorse Barbara A. Madsen for the Supreme Court of the State of Washington

A must watch: The Call to Education Justice Conference, Dr. Yohuro Williams spells it out

No introduction is needed. Dr. Yohuru Williams is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History at Fairfield University. He is the author of Teaching US History Beyond the Textbook (2008) and Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black … Continue reading A must watch: The Call to Education Justice Conference, Dr. Yohuro Williams spells it out

Join us in Olympia this Friday, February 19th, to stop the passage of charter school House Bill 2367

From: WASHINGTON VOTERS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION JOIN US IN OLYMPIA, THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, TO STOP THE PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL 2367—POSSIBLY THE MOST HARMFUL EDUCATION BILL OF THE LAST DECADE! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please do one or more … Continue reading Join us in Olympia this Friday, February 19th, to stop the passage of charter school House Bill 2367

Garfield’s Black Student Union responds to rumored white supremacists march in Seattle

Fueled by statements of hatred and bigotry spewed by Donald Trump and echoed by others including the mainstream press who consider it infotainment for the masses, some folks who want desperately to feel they’re better than anyone else, have decided to come … Continue reading Garfield’s Black Student Union responds to rumored white supremacists march in Seattle

Seattle Parents: Good news! I just found over $400,000 in unspent Amplify dollars!

It’s been a wild week since “25 or something” Seattle Public Schools were blindsided with staff cuts. After the initial shock, parents came up with surprising ways to push back and work together. A new group formed, called Kids Not Cuts, … Continue reading Seattle Parents: Good news! I just found over $400,000 in unspent Amplify dollars!

It’s unanimous, Seattle teachers vote to strike and this is why

By a unanimous vote of the Seattle Education Association, Seattle Public School teachers voted to strike if an agreement is not reached by Monday, September 7th and here is why: From the Seattle Education Association website, the following demands have not been … Continue reading It’s unanimous, Seattle teachers vote to strike and this is why

Civil Rights and Community Groups Demand End to High Stakes Testing and Moratorium on Charter Schools

This letter was issued on July 7, 2015. “We respectfully disagree that the proliferation of high stakes assessments and top-down interventions are needed in order to improve our schools.  We live in the communities where these schools exist.  What, from our vantage … Continue reading Civil Rights and Community Groups Demand End to High Stakes Testing and Moratorium on Charter Schools