The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Re-posted from I Am an Educator: #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool: Hundreds of educators across Seattle to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts to school on Oct. 19th Educators in Seattle are starting off the school year dressed for success. In the fist action of this scale, many hundreds of Seattle teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, paraprofessionals, custodians, nurses, and other educators, will wear shirts to school on Wednesday, October 19th, that read, “Black Lives Matter.” This action is part of a Seattle Education Association sponsored day to draw attention to the school-to-prison-pipeline and institutional racism our society. Already over 700 educators and supports have ordered their … Continue reading The Seattle Education Association endorses the Black Lives Matter at School action

Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

For the first time in 30 years, Seattle educators went on strike for the schools Seattle students deserve and for the working conditions and compensation the teachers deserve. After five days on the picket lines, supported by close to 100 … Continue reading Video: Seattle teachers talk about the Seattle Education Association strike at the NWTSJ conference

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

The Abe Keller Peace Education Fund recognizes two Seattle educators for excellence and innovation in peace education

At its 2012 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 1, the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund (AKPEF) hosted a panel, “Peace Education for the Next Generation, Want Peace? Let’s Teach Peace!” and recognized two Seattle educators for excellence and innovation in peace education. Recipients of the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund 2012 Peace Education Award are Jesse Hagopian, a Garfield high school history instructor, and Beth Brunton, an instructor at Middle College High School, an alternative Seattle high school. In addition to the award recipients, the panelists also included Jerry Large, noted “Seattle Times” columnist, and astute observer on human interest … Continue reading The Abe Keller Peace Education Fund recognizes two Seattle educators for excellence and innovation in peace education

Jesse Hagopian vs. Washington State: Seattle Equality Educators Happy Hour/Live Music Fundraiser

Press release by SEE: On the opening day of the last special session of the WA state legislature, Garfield High School teacher, Jesse Hagopian made headlines when he got arrested trying to arrest the legislature for being out of compliance for fully funding public education. Mr. Hagopian was interviewed by Keith Olbermann on Countdown and has written about his reasons for his actions in an article titled Why I Am Shopping for Handcuffs on Black Friday: Occupy the Capitol! This afternoon and evening,  March 16th from 4-7:30 PM, at the Grotto (under the Rendezvous in Belltown) where for ONLY $5, … Continue reading Jesse Hagopian vs. Washington State: Seattle Equality Educators Happy Hour/Live Music Fundraiser