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Photo courtesy of Seattle University: Seattle U is one of many Washington higher education institutions opposing the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Photo courtesy of Seattle University: Seattle U is one of many Washington higher education institutions opposing the ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:16 PM
Washington colleges and universities are taking a stand against Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And, a day after the decision to end DACA was announced, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 15 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit to stop 800,000 Dreamers from facing deportation. 
  • Volunteers form nonprofit to support Seattle World School
    Seattle World School volunteer Joyce Bamberger knows how helpful a PTA can be when it comes to supporting schools with a limited budget. With SWS unable to form its own, she decided to start a fund that has already raised $30,000 to support its teachers and students. 
  • Lowell pathway on track to open this weekend
    The Seattle Department of Transportation is wrapping up final prep work to reopen a popular pathway running through the Lowell Elementary campus this weekend.
  • LIHI receives big help with tiny houses
    Around 100 volunteers were out at the Seattle Vocational Institute on Friday to construct eight tiny homes for people experiencing homelessness around the city.
  • SDOT plans to reopen Lowell pathway in early September
    A year after closing a popular cut-through in the middle of Lowell Elementary due to high numbers of discarded drug needles and homeless camping, SDOT has plans to reopen the pathway next month.
  • World School students mix education with paint
    Seattle World School’s celebration of a new mural students painted along a concrete wall at the T.T. Minor Playground became a neighborhood affair on Friday.
  • The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning on Monday announced Launch was the winning applicant selected to operate its preschool program at the Miller Annex Preschool slated to open next spring.
  • Summer University connects students to STEAM disciplines
    Google is making another early investment in future technology leaders through the Summer University program that will take place on the Seattle Central College campus over the next six weeks.
  • EastPAC, Healthy Youth CAN hold annual community dinner
    The East Precinct Advisory Council and Healthy Youth Central Area Network (HYCAN) held their annual community dinner meeting last week to discuss youth and substance abuse in the Central District.
  • Seattle U housing on the rise
    Construction of Seattle University’s 10-story student housing development started in mid-May, but shiny ceremonial shovels hit the dirt Tuesday at the East Madison site.
  • Seattle Central students share what they've learned

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Seattle Central College expanded participation in its year-end student showcase on Wednesday, June 14.
    “What we did for our 50th is we expanded it to more programs,” said Seattle Central president Sheila Edwards Lange.

  • Lowell pathway closure could end soon

    Seattle Department of Transportation chief of staff Genesee Adkins admits it’s taken longer than it should have to reopen the public pathway running along Lowell Elementary.
    The East Roy Street right-of-way closed last September, and will have been closed the entire school year on June 26.

  • New organization planning student veteran housing
    The newly formed Student Veterans Housing Alliance is looking for knowledgeable individuals and organizations that can help along its long-term goals of buying or constructing a building to house student veterans across Seattle.
  • Seattle University ready to start construction on East Madison student housing
    Construction is ready to begin on Seattle University’s 10-story student housing development at 1107 E. Madison St., providing more than 300 beds for juniors and seniors in fall 2018.
  • Stevens Elementary parents request waitlist relief
    Longtime Stevens Elementary parents went to the school board Wednesday to share concerns and frustrations over what they consider an arbitrary decision by Seattle Public Schools not to accept waitlisted students, in some cases splitting up siblings and forcing children to start again at a new school.
  • Teen finding voice in boxer's life
    Cappy’s Boxing Gym owner Cap Kotz has long taught people how to create a story with their shadowboxing routines. Edwin Velasco is the first to pair his with rap.
  • Seattle Academy begins construction of new middle school
    Cardinal Union is a $48 million facility being funded through philanthropic funds, debt and reserves, and will replace Seattle Academy’s current middle school building at 1432 15th Ave.
  • Seattle U undocumented student finds swastika drawing slipped under door
    When Donald Trump took the 2016 presidential election, then Seattle University Student Government president Carlos Rodriguez came out very publicly about his undocumented immigrant status.
  • Capitol Hill track star donates Spotlight Grant to Treehouse for Kids

    Northwest School senior Tibebu “Tibs” Proctor has gone to great lengths to make a life here in Seattle. So, when the high school athlete was named Washington’s Boys Cross Country Player of the Year, he used $10,000 in grant money from Gatorade to support a nonprofit similar to the one that helped him in Ethiopia.

     
  • New Seattle U basketball coach promises winning fun

    “Seattle loves winners.”
    New Seattle University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford said as much in his introductory press conference on Thursday morning.
    “And our teams are going to win,” he said.

  • Eldridge Tire building receives landmark status
    The old Eldridge Tire Company building on Broadway has been granted Seattle landmark status, which will require some creative design work when the time comes for redevelopment.
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