Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1541 into law on March 30 at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D–Seattle), would implement strategies to close the educational opportunity gaps, and requires schools to collect and report data by Asian ethnicities so educators will have a better understanding […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly “Washington is quickly in a race to the bottom when it comes to ensuring our low-income students have the food they need to start the school day fueled and ready to learn,” said Carrie Glover, senior policy manager at Within Reach. Glover was one of several advocates supporting […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.
On Jan. 26, a delegation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders went to Olympia to meet with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and state legislators to raise awareness on the following issues: Supporting the Clean Air Rule & organizing around climate justice (initiative 732) Closing the K-12 opportunity and achievement gap (HB 1541) Supporting the […]
By Sam Le Northwest Asian Weekly As a closing of one chapter, an adventurous and thrilling internship with the Southeast Asian Education (SEAeD) Coalition nears its end, I was asked what are my next steps? My name is Sam Le and I am a current student at the University of Washington pursuing a Bachelor’s in […]
By Alice Day WNPA Olympia News Bureau Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school. One bill would require state agencies to assess the potential negative impacts of education […]
By Katie Wong SYLP Equal rights can also be referred to as human rights (rights held by everyone without the restriction of the government.) Only nineteen out of the fifty states in the United States recognize same-sex marriage. Several states have tried to bar federal
Our recent International Workers’ Day was not without incident. And no, we’re not talking about the broken windows and rioting. We’re talking about an event that was overshadowed by those disturbances. On May 1, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and other anti-human trafficking advocates spoke at a press conference held in Olympia to highlight 12 recently enacted […]
House Bill 2801 was scheduled for a hearing on Feb. 29. It is a bill that has instilled fear and anger in news publishers.
Pioneer Square/International District Community Preservation and Development Authority (PSIDCPDA) urges voters to bring 2ESHB 2912 to the Senate floor for a vote and amend it to include dedicated funding for community preservation and development authorities, as included in the version of the bill passed by the House.