Addressing Implicit and Explicit Bias in Discipline

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Below is a magnificent essay on implicit and explicit racial bias that was written for me by Rose Spidell, Senior Education Ombuds, Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO), part of the Washington state Office of the Governor. Mission: OEO works with families, communities, and schools to navigate educational challenges … Read more Addressing Implicit and Explicit Bias in Discipline

People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Die of COVID-19 at a Higher Rate

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   This blog post is taken from a written and spoken article from NPR on June 9, 2020. Read the full transcript. My Personal Statement: Having advocated for the rights of people with disabilities for a decade before moving to Seattle, this article tore at my heart on top of … Read more People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Die of COVID-19 at a Higher Rate

Positive Effects of New Washington State Laws on School Exclusions

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Here are takeaways from a conversation with Rose Spidell, Senior Education Ombuds, Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO), part of the Washington State Office of the Governor. Mission: OEO works with families, communities, and schools to navigate educational challenges and increase collaborative problem-solving so that every student can fully … Read more Positive Effects of New Washington State Laws on School Exclusions