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Thank You, Seattle Child Care Providers and Educators!

DEEL is deeply grateful for all of our city’s child care providers and educators for their support and nurturing care of Seattle students and families over the last year. They have supported children and families in countless ways, adapted to the challenges of remote learning, and kept students engaged and connected to their school community – and we appreciate all that they do!

Partner Chat: Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program Teacher

In celebration of DiscoverU 2020, a week of college and career exploration, we’re featuring an interview with Rory Gill, Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) Teacher at Daybreak Star Preschool and recipient of the Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy funded SPP teacher scholarship. The SPP scholarship contributes to the early learning workforce by supporting SPP educators to meet lead teacher education requirements (bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education).

Fall 2020 DEEL Newsletter

Announcing the launch of DEEL’s new department newsletter! Here’s a peek at the Fall 2020 issue.

School Based Health Centers Will Be Open for In-Person and Telehealth Services this Fall

Early this month, Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) announced that 29 School-Based Health Center (SBHC) services will be available to Seattle Public Schools students this fall, including 8 elementary schools and 21 middle and high schools campuses. This announcement included the opening of two new centers at Lowell Elementary and Nova High School.

$4.9M in Opportunity and Access Investments Announced

This week, Mayor Jenny Durkan and DEEL announced $4.9 million in Opportunity and Access awards to be distributed over the next three years to community-based organizations (CBOs) focused on closing opportunity gaps through expanded learning and college and career readiness.

6 Tips to Improve K-12 Student Engagement in a Remote Learning Environment

Summer learning programs offered some educators the opportunity to take challenges they faced in the spring and practice new techniques. Now, as they prepare for fall, they are ready to apply some of the innovative strategies that have emerged.

A King’s Journey: 2020 Black Male Graduates Rise to Excellence in the Kingmakers of Seattle Program

A King’s Journey tells the story of Kingmakers of Seattle participant DeMarcus Belle and his teacher and mentor, Emery Walters. Funded by the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning through the FEPP Levy, Kingmakers provides culturally specific programming emphasizing positive self-identity, literacy, and academic mentoring.

Key Investments in Learning Continue Despite Challenges to City Revenue

An update on how DEEL’s key investments in education are continuing in light of COVID-19 financial impacts.

Suspension of DEEL’s Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design

On April 14, 2020, DEEL Director Dwane Chappelle informed the community partners we have worked with on the Culturally Responsive Mentoring Co-Design of the suspension of the process due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Seattle is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is taking aggressive measures… [ Keep reading ]

DEEL Suspends Culturally Responsive Programming Request for Investments

On April 13, 2020, DEEL Director Dwane Chappelle informed Seattle Schools about the suspension of a Culturally Responsive Programming Request for Investments: Seattle is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and the City is taking aggressive measures to slow its spread in our region. We are working diligently… [ Keep reading ]