The Seattle school district tests the drinking water at each campus at least once every three years. Through early 2018, the results of those tests showed 53 percent of schools in South Seattle registered lead readings above what the district considers an acceptable level of exposure.
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‘I’ve never had a black teacher’: Seattle-area students share how educators’ lack of diversity affects them
For the final piece of our teacher diversity series, we’re sharing the experiences of those most directly affected by classroom demographics once more: students.
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