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It’s graduation time!

It’s graduation time!

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly It’s that Pomp and Circumstance time of year, and in addition to the myriad of graduating APIs around the

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Posted in Education, Features 26, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/270 Comments

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

Indian American boys tie in national spelling bee

By Ben Nuckols Associated Press OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on May 29.

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Posted in Education, Features 24, Vol 33 No 24 | 6/7-6/130 Comments

Learn how to be a leader

Learn how to be a leader

By Ivy Wong If you asked someone what you should spend $50 on this summer, they might suggest buying that new video game that recently came out or a cute pair of shoes. They might recommend buying tickets for a concert or movie. Or they might joke about buying as much candy as you can. […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 22 | 5/24-5/300 Comments

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

Students, educators honored at Diversity Makes a Difference dinner

By Alia Marsha Northwest Asian Weekly The Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship dinner at New Hong Kong restaurant on

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/181 Comment

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Janae Chan Inglemoor High School “I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.”

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/40 Comments

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

By Celine Djohan Northwest Asian Weekly In hopes of landing a permanent position at a local technology manufacturing company, one of William Takdir Jaya’s many responsibilities is to commute to work at 6 a.m.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 3

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

McDonalds franchise head will be speaker at student diversity dinner

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates high school students from Western Washington — nominated by teachers, counselors, principals, and community members — who encourage and actively promote diversity.

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

Solemsaas finalist in NSCC prez search

It would be an “honor” and a “homecoming” for Rachel Solemsaas to be selected as the president of North Seattle Community College. That’s what Solemsaas said when she was named as one of four finalists for the position.

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/280 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 2

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/210 Comments

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 1

Diversity Makes a Difference —Part 1

Compiled by Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/140 Comments

Program boosts minorities’ careers

Program boosts minorities’ careers

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly The Executive Development Institute (EDI) of Bellevue is preparing for the next class of

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/70 Comments

Dropouts flood second-chance iGrad school in Kent

Dropouts flood second-chance iGrad school in Kent

Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story published Jan. 13, 2014, in The Seattle Times as part of a yearlong

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Posted in Education, Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/210 Comments

Lessons on power of parents in schools

Lessons on power of parents in schools

Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story published Dec. 8, 2013, in The Seattle Times, as part of a yearlong project called The

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Posted in Education, Vol 32 No 51 | 12/14-12/200 Comments

District gives Seattle World School a permanent home

District gives Seattle World School a permanent home

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly In its 33 years of existence, the Seattle World School has moved six times. Currently housed at Meany Middle School on Capitol Hill, students and their families were looking forward to

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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 32 No 49 | 11/30-12/60 Comments

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Taiwan is not known as a place for skiers. But the island off the coast of China is where Key Donn learned

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Posted in Education, Sports, Vol 32 No 48 | 11/23-11/290 Comments

Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

Top Contributor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh — New UW chancellor has high ambitions

By Imana Gunawan Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington Bothell’s new chancellor Bjong Wolf Yeigh has ambitions for both his new institution and for its students, the majority of whom identify with underrepresented minority groups. “In the end, when we’re successful with all the things that we’re doing, I would like to see University of […]

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Posted in Community News, Education, Profiles, Vol 32 No 44 | 10/26-11/10 Comments

School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

School opens language for families of deaf adoptees

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly When Lisa Spencer and her husband Art adopted their son Nathan three years ago from China at 6 and 1/2, the new family had language challenges that most foreign adoptee families don’t face.

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Posted in Education, Features, Vol 32 No 42 | 10/12-10/180 Comments

Students at high poverty school plan dream trip to China — Parents, teachers hope financial barriers don’t put damper on students’ dream

Students at high poverty school plan dream trip to China — Parents, teachers hope financial barriers don’t put damper on students’ dream

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Posted in Education, Vol 32 No 41 | 10/5-10/110 Comments

Wise words for students — starting school in the Fall

Wise words for students — starting school in the Fall

“Make ethical behavior your foundation. Always do the right thing – you know what it is. Maximize your potential for good. Treat people right. Make the right decision when nobody’s looking – especially when nobody’s looking. Integrity: if you have it, nothing else matters; if you don’t have it, nothing else matters.” — Dave Rule […]

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Posted in Education, Vol 32 No 38 | 9/14-9/200 Comments

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