Posts for 'Education'

Local young social justice activist has no need for spell check

October 3rd, 2013

When I meet with young people or have interns in the office I invariably tell them to keep honing their communications skills. Different fields need different specialized skills, but all fields need strong communicators. And, so, I’m pleased to spotlight up and coming strong communicator Savannah B, a junior at Rainier Beach High School.  Savannah […]

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Mid-point check-in

July 6th, 2012

Somehow we got into July and I’m not sure how that happened. At the top of this year the Council went through our annual agenda priorities exercise which yielded this 2012 Action Agenda and I thought, “Great. We finished this relatively quickly at the start of the year. Now we have the year ahead of […]

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High school health centers

March 30th, 2011

Growing up my mom would take my sister and me to see Dr. Whittemore for regular check-ups.  The office he started is still there on N.W. Lovejoy Street in Portland. He could hear the pneumonia in my chest over the phone in the night when I was five. I was a lucky kid. Looking back […]

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The red dots are a cry for help

November 12th, 2010

Seattle Public Schools took a brave and much-needed step Tuesday with the release of report cards for each of our public schools.  I call it brave simply because the report card is clear that we – and we are all in this together – under-perform in far too many schools. The onslaught of criticism began […]

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