It’s time for Pride! And to proudly support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit Pride Month (LGBTQ+ Pride Month), which takes place in June. Today, we celebrate Pride and our colleagues and students who are a part of the LGBTQ community!
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.
May is Latino Book Month! It's a valuable opportunity to explore and celebrate Latino literature and to also explore bilingual titles. It also encourages booksellers, librarians, and teachers to promote books by and for Latino people while also inspiring readers to explore the beauty of Latinx literature.
May offers an array of heritages and legacies to celebrate, including that of the Jewish people, as May is Jewish American Heritage Month!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, providing all of us with the chance to celebrate teachers as they deserve!
Haitian Heritage Month is a nationally recognized month celebrated in May every year, and it’s a terrific time to celebrate the vibrant culture, distinct art, delectable cuisine, and people of Haitian origin.
Also known as the Battle of Puebla Day, the fifth of May, or Cinco de Mayo, celebrates the date of the victory of the Mexican army on May 5, 1862 over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.