Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

by Jesse Hagopian  Originally posted in the South Seattle Emerald. Turning the Streets Into Our Classroom By Wednesday this week every school in Seattle will have held a union vote to decided if our Seattle Education Association (SEA) should go … Continue reading Seattle teachers considering a strike over school funding

Join Parents Across America’s Poverty, Race and Education book club series with Jesse Hagopian and his book “More Than a Score”

Topic: Race, Poverty, and Education: Let’s get real about leveling the playing field Time: Nov 20, 2016 7:00 PM Eastern Time, 4 PM Pacific Time  The guest for Parents Across America’s (PAA) next book club session in our Poverty, Race … Continue reading Join Parents Across America’s Poverty, Race and Education book club series with Jesse Hagopian and his book “More Than a Score”

Video: The Progressive Fellows at the NPE Conference on racial equity (or a lack thereof)

The Progressive Magazine selected 12 blogger/journalists from around the country to contribute to The Progressive website on a regular basis. I was fortunate enough to be one of the Fellows selected. At the Network for Pubic Education conference held in … Continue reading Video: The Progressive Fellows at the NPE Conference on racial equity (or a lack thereof)

Obama’s regret: “Taking the joy out of teaching and learning”

Obama’s call to reduce testing to 2% of the school year still requires students to take standardized tests for an outlandish twenty-four hours.  And it isn’t even all the time directly spent taking the tests that’s the biggest problem. The … Continue reading Obama’s regret: “Taking the joy out of teaching and learning”

PBS News Hour: “Why this Seattle teacher opposes Common Core testing”. A video segment with Jesse Hagopian

PBS News Hour recently came to Seattle to interview Bill Gates about the Common Core Standards. While the crew was here, they also interviewed school teacher Jesse Hagopian. Continue reading PBS News Hour: “Why this Seattle teacher opposes Common Core testing”. A video segment with Jesse Hagopian

Join us at the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference (NWTSJ)

Educators, students and parents are invited to attend the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference October 17, 2015 “We Still Need to Trouble the Water: Race, Revolution and the Struggle for Quality Education” 8AM to 4:30PM Chief Sealth High School, … Continue reading Join us at the Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference (NWTSJ)

For families in Southeast Seattle: Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”, What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students?

Join a discussion with southeast Seattle families and teachers. Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”  What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students? Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm Hillman City Collaboratory 5623 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA Seattle 98118 … Continue reading For families in Southeast Seattle: Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”, What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students?

Seattle Opt Out meeting with Fred Hamel and Jesse Hagopian in West Seattle

Join us in an informative and dynamic conversation with: Fred Hamel and Jesse Hagopian Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 pm-7:45 pm Southwest Library 9010 35th Ave. SW Seattle, 98126 All are welcome! What impacts could these tests have on the … Continue reading Seattle Opt Out meeting with Fred Hamel and Jesse Hagopian in West Seattle

Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this Sunday

Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members for brunch Sunday, May 4th at 1:00 PM in the home of a Seattle School parent RSVP here and the address and directions will be provided to you. Jesse Hagopian and the Respect Slate are in the midst of a campaign that will determine the direction of the Seattle Education Association (SEA). They need our support to turn the Union into an organization that fights for the interests of students, teachers, and parents alike. City Council Member Nick Licata, School Board Director Sue … Continue reading Elect Respect Community Brunch and Fundraiser: Join Jesse Hagopian and the Seattle Education Association Respect Slate members this Sunday