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How Are SE Seattle Schools Doing and What Will We Do About It?

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RAINIER VALLEY – How are we doing… and what will we do about it?

That’s what the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition wants to know from parents and community members next month at a community meeting hosted with Seattle Public Schools.

“Let’s come together to understand how our kids are doing and what we can do about it,” says the event announcement. “Join SESEC and Seattle Public Schools to examine current school reports, discuss what’s working and what’s not, and come together for our kids.”

SESEC is a collaboration of community-based organizations, community activists and other stakeholders working to improve Southeast Seattle schools by rallying communities of color and allies.

In 2010, Seattle Public Schools released detailed reports on 82 of its schools, which revealed that – according to district standards – there wasn’t a single high-performing school in the city’s south-end. Even more disturbing was a University of Washington analysis revealing that only 10% of African American children were attending a high-performing elementary school.

The community is invited to discuss these and other related issues on Sat., Feb. 16, from 10 am to 12 pm at the Rainier Beach High School (8815 Seward Park Ave. S.) library.

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