Candidate Forum for State Superintendent hosted by Southeast Seattle Education Coalition, Equity in Education Coalition, and Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees & Communities of Color,
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave. S
How one principal turned around a "persistently failing school" in Longview. Strong leaders build relationships.
The Kids Are Alright - so says this editorial from The Columbian about teen behavior in the U.S.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court had two rulings that could affect public education.
One was the second round of a Texas case where a white woman had filed a lawsuit over the University of Texas' use of an affirmative action in their enrollment policy that included the use of race. The Justices ruled, 4-3, that a very narrow use of race as part of an enrollment policy was legal. (I note that this is similar to what they ruled in our district's former use of race in enrollment. The district's policy was not tailored narrowly enough and the Court overturned it.)
The second case blocked President Obama's executive action to protect almost five million undocumented people from deportation and would permit them to work legally in the U.S. Naturally, within that group, there are children. This ruling was a 4-4 tie which means it goes back to the original appeals court. This being an election year, it is doubtful that court will review it before the election.
What's on your mind?