Today I continued the early planning process for the Seattle Student Equity Project. I am working with Ray Williams, the Race and Equity Relations Office coordinator for the Seattle Public Schools district. We’re pulling together a project for student/adult-partnered teams from 20 Seattle high school sites that focus on diversity and meaningful student involvement.
Students will create a tool to measure their peers’ perspectives of diversity and equity. Then, using the data they collect, students will work with a school-based adult partner to devise a project for their local school that responds to their findings. Gathering the outcomes of those projects, students will present their outcomes to local school and district administrators across the city.
By doing this, we hope to foster sustained support for broader meaningful student involvement throughout the district, as well as deepened commitment to diversity and equity in all Seattle schools. I will keep you in touch as the project progresses.