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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Resources

    Below are links to resources for parents/students wanting to further explore issues of equity as well as books that have been used for training in LWSD on issues of equity.

    For additional resources, please visit LWSD's Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion department page.

    LWSD book studies

    • Courageous Conversations About Race, Glenn E. Singleton
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond
    • Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap, Dr. Anthony Muhammad

    Equity analysis tool

    Teacher guide

    This guide was developed to provide LWSD educators with an overview of best practices to support our Black students.

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