Interview with Brandon Hersey, Seattle Public School Board Member of District VII, part 2

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Read Brandon’s personal statement about his history and the changes he is working on to create true racial equity in Seattle Public Schools. This is the second post of a two-part interview with Brandon Hersey. This post focuses on striving for racial equity and justice in our schools. *** I … Read more Interview with Brandon Hersey, Seattle Public School Board Member of District VII, part 2

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

Team Child’s Karen Pillar on Inequity in School Discipline, Part 2

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Karen Pillar is one of TeamChild’s bright and compassionate attorneys dedicated to helping youth who are at risk. TeamChild provides legal advice and legal advocacy to people 12 to 24 years old who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the juvenile court system. They also have … Read more Team Child’s Karen Pillar on Inequity in School Discipline, Part 2