December 1, 2016
By Lindsay Hill
Program Officer, Raikes Foundation

In the United States, race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students’ academic achievement. Despite increasing investments, raising academic standards, focusing on teacher quality, and expanding charter schools the post-secondary completion gap between students of color and their white peers has increased in the last few decades. Our public school system and our nation are becoming more diverse while inequities remain entrenched. We must reimagine an education system that is finally responsive to the needs and experiences of students of color and those from low-income backgrounds and allow these young people to fulfill their potential.

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October 18, 2016

Hundreds of teachers at Seattle Public Schools tomorrow will wear Black Lives Matter shirts and discuss the Movement for Black Lives with their students during the district's Day of Unity, which aims to draw attention to racial equity. The action has drawn widespread attention, including both praise and criticism. As a funder focused on equity in education and as a member of the Seattle community, we wanted to share our perspective on this important moment.

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October 17, 2016

  • Source: New York Times
  • Summary: Tricia Raikes penned a letter to the editor to highlight the unique window of opportunity local and state governments have to support homeless students.
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October 10, 2016

  • Source: Huffington Post
  • Summary: Tricia Raikes highlights the unique window of opportunity we have to make a meaningful difference for the 1.3 million students experiencing homelessness in America. 
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