Until schools are amply funded, they'll continue leaning heavily on parent and community contributions.
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As candidates gear up for midterms, they should pay attention to rural voters who have been left out of political conversations.
Give neighborhoods the tools to help fight homelessness | Jennifer Hemmingsen / Times Opinion columnist
To heal the city, leaders should engage the housed neighbors who have been helplessly watching this humanitarian crisis unfold.
In a Seattle school’s backyard, lessons on compassion and its limits | Jennifer Hemmingsen / Times Opinion columnist
Why is it so hard for Seattle city and school board members to acknowledge that homelessness is a humanitarian crisis that affects the entire community?
Adults get ‘F’ on teaching racial history in schools | Jennifer Hemmingsen / Times Opinion columnist
It's adults — mostly white adults — not kids who are terrified that calling attention to the problems of systemic racism will somehow make them...
Voters have a chance to set a new course in November with the election of a new mayor, two council members and a city attorney.
Big hearts: There’s room for all the citizen-led responses to Seattle’s homelessness crisis | Jennifer Hemmingsen / Times Opinion columnist
Tired of doing nothing, volunteer groups like We Heart Seattle are making a difference in the community through outreach.
During this pandemic year, so many ordinary people have stepped up in extraordinary ways.
White suburbia awakens in ‘different shade of protest’ | Jennifer Hemmingsen / Times editorial writer
Racism and unequal treatment in America is a sickness. It’s a life-threatening, festering wound.
Could this spring be the kick in the pants that finally gets it done?