Seattle Teachers Show Solidarity With Striking Bus Drivers

Hundreds of educators joined with striking bus drivers on the picket line Wednesday at a number of protest hubs throughout Seattle.

The gulf between the drivers, represented by the Teamsters union, and First Student, a subcontractor with Seattle Public Schools, has widened since a one-day strike in Nov. 2017 after the two sides failed to negotiate an agreement on improved healthcare and retirement benefits in ensuing months.

via South Seattle Emerald

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Election 2017: Which school board candidate is best for Capitol Hill kids?

Last week, concerns about the challenges faced by a Seattle Public Schools elementary campus on Capitol Hill were a reminder of just how challenging it is to maintain — let alone build — the system amid tight budgetary environments and further squeezing from Olympia, Wash. November’s election to select new school board members will be one step in helping the district’s children grow and, hopefully, thrive.

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After Seattle Educators Focus School Day Around Black Lives Matter Movement, Community Rallies to Show Support

Photo by Alex Garland

Wednesday night, Washington Hall was bursting with sound: a constant buzz of chatter, throb of laughter, and beat of music. A rally was happening, following the full work day of educators across Seattle who chose to redirect curriculum, hold discussions, and wear t-shirts for Black Lives Matter.

via After Seattle Educators Focus School Day Around Black Lives Matter Movement, Community Rallies to Show Support — South Seattle Emerald

Seattle Educators to Demonstrate BLM Solidarity in District-wide Action


Organizers and educators hold a press conference to discuss the BLM plan (photo by Kelsey Hamlin).


Next Wednesday, Oct. 19, teachers, counselors, and other Seattle Public School District staff across the city plan on simultaneously wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to work, centering the day’s curriculum around race, civil rights history, and contextualizing current events. They will also hold a rally later that day.

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