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Celebrating Women's History Month in March

March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital roles of women in American history and take time to spotlight their important contributions to history, culture, and society.

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to take this rich opportunity to celebrate the countless influential women across U.S. history, including such diverse and important figures as Harriet Tubman, Dolley Madison, Sacagawea, Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Sally Ride, Rosa Parks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Claudia Jones, Katherine Johnson, and many more. Each of these women courageously pushed boundaries and helped to expand people’s perceptions of what women could accomplish, opening the door for millions of women to pursue goals outside previously accepted gender roles.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” a vital focus on the many brilliant accomplishments of female writers who have changed the world’s cultural landscape for centuries.

Even as we amplify those voices, we must recognize that despite the great accomplishments of women in their fight for equality, there is still much to be achieved, and continuing the conversation about gender equality remains a priority for us at PSESD as an organization dedicated to inclusivity and antiracism. The accomplishments of women continue to be overlooked and underappreciated all too often even today, so as we celebrate their unique contributions across history this month, let us also commit to incorporating meaningful lessons on uplifting, empowering, and promoting the important issues affecting women and girls every day.

Learn more about Women’s History month with links to useful sites like the National Women's History Alliance and the Library of Congress, at our more comprehensive article over on Medium, at https://medium.com/@PSESD121/march-is-womens-history-month-eabcb5323de8



Local Seattle Public Schools Teacher Sara Rubio Nominated Among Four Washington Educators for National STEM Teaching Award

Each year, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recognizes educators from across the country for both their deep knowledge of the subjects they teach as well as their ability to enable students to be successful in those areas. This year, four Washington educators are state-level finalists for the award: Dr. Rama Devagupta, NBCT (Southridge High School in the Kennewick School District), Dave Gamon (Northwood Middle School in the Mead School District), Anthony Harris (Tumwater Middle School in the Tumwater School District), and Seattle local Sara Rubio, a math teacher at Robert Eagle Staff Middle School in Seattle Public Schools.

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The Gathering of Nations

As the largest pow-wow in the United States, the Gathering of Nations has grown over the past four decades into one of the world’s most recognized and annual festivals. It was founded to offer an opportunity to provide Native and Indigenous people with the opportunity to celebrate and share culture.

The event is dedicated to providing support gathered from lessons handed down from the elders to those of younger generations in an experience for the heart, mind, and soul, rooted deeply in culture and blood.

Learn more about the Gathering of Nations, and get more links for information, in our Medium post here.

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Join PSESD’s Street Data Institute

Join PSESD’s Street Data Institute to learn alongside teams from across the region as we reimagine education in partnership with our students.

Through workshops with the authors and customized coaching from PSESD, school teams will listen deeply to students to build site-specific action plans focused on complex equity challenges.

Learn more here, and submit your application by May 1 at 12 noon!

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

Observed each March 21 after the tragic day in 1960 when the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire on participants in a peaceful demonstration against apartheid, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination remains an important one in the attempt to fight racism and racial discrimination worldwide.

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