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Strengthening Families Washington Unsung Hero: Shelly Willis

Some of the Unsung Hero honorees volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All, however, are outstanding caregivers doing heroic work on behalf of children.

The local faces of an international refugee crisis

Life in this country does come with many things that refugees lacked in their home countries, like accessible food, safe places to live and clean water, but it also comes with extraordinary struggle and the potential for backlash, shame and prejudice.

Parent Buzz: Parents and educators urge school district not to defund inclusive kindergarten program

Get outdoors on Black Friday with free entrance to two Washington national parks

REI is encouraging folks to #OptOutside instead of participating in Black Friday shopping – and Washington's National Parks Fund is following suit.

The Woodland Park Zoo's newest baby gorilla is thriving

The Woodland Park Zoo is helping their gorilla Nadiri's newborn baby adjust to life in the zoo.

Seattle City Council adopts a resolution to open up access to affordable housing

Bid adieu to Pike Place Market's gum wall before it's cleaned

The gum wall is getting scraped clean after twenty years of chewy additions.

Seattle Humane Society and the Sounders team up to find homes for pets in need of adoption

Check out cute animals up for adoption and support the Sounders.

Obama's joy at seeing White House trick-or-treaters captures his leaderly spirit

SPS will vote this week whether to maintain a partnership with the Alliance for Education

Will Seattle Public Schools continue a twenty-year relationship with the nonprofit?

Washington Parents in a Fight For Fair Funding

There’s a grassroots, parent-led campaign taking off to fund public education in Washington.

Search and rescue teams have found the two missing Seattle moms hiking in North Bend

A Bothell couple is currently being searched for after not returning home from a hike yesterday.

Charter school families and students fight to keep the doors open

Seattle-area parents parents are willing to fight to keep charter schools open.

Community rallies to support a Marysville family after the loss of wife and mother during childbirth

South Seattle parents come together during the teacher strike to offer childcare coverage and mutual support

Parents come together to offer coverage and end up forging connections.

Seattle teachers vote to strike if no agreement is made between union and school district

The SEA and the school district will continue negotiations today.
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