No director community meetings this week but two opportunities to hear from the candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Both events could prove interesting given who the sponsors are and what questions might get asked.
League of Women Voters event at Garfield High School at 10 am. (This event also includes the candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands.) Free and doors open at 9:30 am. Spanish and Somali translation provided and childcare available.
League of Education Voters (and a number of groups including Latino Community Fund and the Filipino Community of Seattle) are hosting a multi-race forum at the Eritrean Association of Greater Seattle community hall at 1528 S. Massachusetts St. at 3 pm. The portion for candidates for OSPI is from 3:40-4:40 pm. (After that, candidates for the 7th District will speak.)
But if you want to do something with the kids, there's Birds at the Burke (Museum) from 10 am-4pm.
Meet Taima the Hawk! Have your photo taken with the Seattle Seahawks Augur Hawk from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.Have a student interested in computer science/engineering and wants to go to UW? Good news. UW is fundraising for a new computer science and engineering building to meet the demand for more grads in those areas. Yesterday UW announced that Amazon had donated $10M towards this effort.
And now for something completely different - a love letter to a school district. (I believe it is Shoreline, just north of us and not a different Shoreline in another part of the country.)
As a young single black mother of two brown boys, I have been used to doing this alone—to not having a team to raise these beautiful kids with. But you’ve given my kids what I thought was only possible for well-off, able-bodied, neurotypical, straight, cis white kids—you’ve given them real education and community.What's on your mind?