Statement by Nova Staff and Families on Horace Mann Building

From our friends at Creativity Not Control: Over the past year, residents and neighbors in Seattle’s Central District have been organizing alongside organizations like the Umoja P.E.A.C.E Center and the Amistad School to reclaim the historic Horace Mann building for the black community.  Some background information on their struggle can has been provided here. The following statement…

No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men

What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd. By Kim Simon of Alternet: When Max was just a few months old, I sat cross-legged on the floor with him in a circle of other mothers.  The…

Seattle teachers resist standardized testing

From the Black Orchid Collective: Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School have recently chosen to resist administering a standardized test used for student and teacher evaluation.  Ballard High School teachers followed soon after, declaring that they also would resist the test. This is making big waves locally and nationally. I hope that teachers, students, and parents at other…