schools

The first day of school is uncertain enough without racializing kids. (Photo from Flickr by Eden, Janine and Jim)

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Enrolling your child in Seattle Public Schools means choosing their race and ethnicity from a confounding list of checkboxes.

A bilingual classroom at Scenic Hill Elementary, in the Kent School District. (Photo courtesy OneAmerica)

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A new pilot program in South King County will fast track bilingual educators from diverse backgrounds to the front of classrooms filled with immigrants and youth of color.

Kindergarten Students at the French American School of Puget Sound, on Mercer Island, which has been offering bilingual education in French for almost 20 years. (Photo coutesy FASPS)

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From French to Spanish, Mandarin to Vietnamese, bilingual preschools are popping up all over the Seattle area. And they're not just popular with families with foreign roots.

(Photo courtesy One America)

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King County school districts are stepping up and recognizing that immigrant students' native language skills are a benefit, not a burden. Growing up as a...

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It’s Saturday night high school basketball in West Seattle. There are sneakers squeaking on the court and dutiful families chatting in the bleachers. Suddenly the crowd...