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Garfield High School's Black Student Union keeps legacy of activism strong
Mar 2, 2015 • Seattle GlobalistIn April 1967, civil rights activist Stokely Carmicheal spoke to a crowd of 6,500 people at Seattle's Garfield High School about Black Power, which he defined as the “coming together of black people to fight for their liberation by any means necessary ... More
3 local high schools invited to Essentially Ellington jazz festival
Feb 18, 2015 • KING5.comSeattle's Roosevelt High School has been invited for the 16th time, more than any other school. Also invited were Garfield High School from Seattle and Mount Si High School from Snoqualmie. The same three schools were invited last year. Garfield placed ... More
Garfield's Winfred Roberson looking to escape his past
Feb 4, 2015 • The Seattle TimesThis is where he waits for the A-line, a bus that will take him to the light rail station, which will take him to Seattle, where he will either ride a bus or walk to Garfield High School. This is Roberson's daily ritual during football season, one that ... More
Seattle's Nathan Hale High Will Not Give Juniors A Required Standardized Test ...
Feb 27, 2015 • KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest... Nathan Hale can take other exams to meet state graduation requirements. Parents in Washington state can opt their children out of non-mandatory statewide tests, or refuse to allow them to take required exams, though state officials discourage the ... More
Will The Same High School Student Do Better In Life As 'Johnny' Or 'Amari'?
Mar 2, 2015 • KPLU News for Seattle and the NorthwestAndrea Soroko has been a teacher for seven years in both California and Washington and recently became National Board Certified. She spoke at a recent storytelling event put on by The Seattle Times' Education Lab project in partnership with KPLU and ... More
Why I Teach: Local educators share challenges and triumphs from the classroom
Mar 2, 2015 • The Seattle TimesStorytellers: Why I Teach was EdLab's third storytelling event, held Wednesday on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. ... Garfield High School teacher Andrea Soroko spoke about trying to convince a student that it was OK to just be himself. More
Mount Si Jazz Band earns second invitation to New York
Feb 26, 2015 • SnoValley StarWenman noted proudly that Mount Si is competitive with the two Seattle schools that have been jazz powerhouses for decades. Indeed, earlier this month Mount Si came in second at the Bellevue College jazz competition — sandwiched between Garfield in ... More
REVISITING THE PARK | High-rising
Mar 3, 2015 • Madison Park TimesThe first red, blinking light was at Madison Street and Lake Washington Boulevard. There was a gas station on each corner, one ... West of the Record Market was the Madison Lumber Yard, where neighbors in the Park bought supplies to repair their homes ... More
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