Martin Luther King, Justice, and Special Education

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right, and that is good.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.   We cannot allow school administrators to treat our students unjustly or to tell lies about our students just because … Read more Martin Luther King, Justice, and Special Education

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