Gerald Donaldson is a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School in the Seattle Public School System. He assists families who need help, so the children at Leschi can thrive in school.
Donaldson describes the challenges through the pandemic (from our interview with him last spring), and gives a more recent update of where many of his families are in their support needs now.
Emijah Smith assists Black families in the region navigating the school systems. Smith shares her own experiences in advocating for her loved ones and what led her on this path. (more…)
Today on Unmute the Commute, we take a trip to school. Produced by Michelle Waller Martin.
Unmute the Commute is supported in part by Just One Trip. A King County Metro initiative to get you out of your car starting with just one trip.
It’s not often that school-age children get to experience the bounty of food grown on farms in Seattle’s fertile neighboring valleys. “Farm to table” is best known as a culinary experience at high end restaurants. One after-school and pre-school care program is turning that around. Not only are they sourcing locally grown food with the help of a start-up to “bridge the gap between fields and kitchens”, they’re working to make sure staff know how to cook with the valleys unique ripe and ready produce. Martha Baskin has the story.
Student loan debt hangs over borrowers with no chance of reprieve. Many try to avoid loans like the plague, but find it’s not always possible due to the rising costs of higher education. KBCS reporter David Joseph talks with students about how they pay for college.
YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Jay Gabriel about details associated with New York state’s new kind of scholarship program that aims to make college free. Find out the unique way New York is giving students a hand paying for college.