Dr. Hakeem Olusey – A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Dr. Hakeem Olusey is an internationally recognized astrophysicist. He has three degrees in physics and one in mathematics. Hakeem has a long and distinguished career … Read more Dr. Hakeem Olusey – A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

Clothing + Ethnic Identity = Incitement to Riot + Charged for Murder, Part 2

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   Part 2: Innocent Youth Charged with Incitement to Riot and Murder Daniel Alarcón, New York Times Magazine, How Do You Define a Gang Member? (Click on the title for the full 4,500-word article for an in-depth view of the criminal prosecution of this young man) Laws across the country … Read more Clothing + Ethnic Identity = Incitement to Riot + Charged for Murder, Part 2

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