Black Student Union Is Back At Rainier Beach

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While taking a leadership class at Rainier Beach High School, Grace Williams was looking into potential groups to lead or start. A black student union — something Beach didn’t have — was on a list of two dozen possibilities. Read More

Science: It’s Not Just For Lab Geeks Anymore

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Asked to imagine a future career in science, most kids will probably envision white lab coats and beakers, or even line upon line of computer code. But a new grant in Washington state seeks to broaden the image of STEM (short for science, technology, engineering and math) careers to include everything from the analysis of local water resources to salmon habitat restoration. Read More

How Native Kids See Science Differently

This article can also be found at Crosscut.

What happens when what you’re taught in school contradicts what you were taught by your family and community? The result can be a struggle to find the balance between preserving cultural identity and being successful in the world. It’s a predicament that most Americans never have to face, but for indigenous youth, this struggle comes all too often. Read More