Tag Archives: Denise Juneau

Youth Activist Mia Dabney Is Making Waves in Seattle

by Beba Heron

(This article was originally published on the South End Stories Youth Blog and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


“I never started being an activist — it was always a part of me.” While only sixteen years old, Mia Dabney has made some impressive waves in the Seattle community. A junior at Cleveland STEM High School in Beacon Hill, she is both a prominent figure in the school community and in the larger area for her social activism.

Continue reading Youth Activist Mia Dabney Is Making Waves in Seattle

The Morning Update Show — 12/9/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, Dec. 9

Today on the show:

Inslee Extends Restrictions | Mt. Zion and First AME Get Housing Funding From City | Juneau Will Step Down When Contract Ends in June | Chamber of Commerce Sues City Over Jumpstart Tax | COVID Cases in King County Jail | BLMSK Calls for Investigation of SPD and OPA

Continue reading The Morning Update Show — 12/9/20

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau Set to Leave

by Elizabeth Turnbull and Ari McKenna


On Tuesday, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Denise Juneau announced that rather than seek a contract renewal, she will be leaving the school district after her contract ends in June of 2021. 

Continue reading Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau Set to Leave

The Morning Update Show — 12/8/20

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We’ll also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Tuesday, Dec. 8

Today on the show:

Mayor Durkan Will Not Seek Re-election | Seattle in Contempt in Crowd Control Injunction | SPD Settles Che Taylor Wrongful Death Lawsuit for $1.5M | Is Superintendent Juneau on the Way Out? | COVID Outbreaks in the County Jail

Continue reading The Morning Update Show — 12/8/20

OPINION: In Support of SPS Superintendent Denise Juneau

by David Beard, Warren Brown, Michael Byun, Rev. Roy Chang, Dwane Chappelle, Lisa Chick, Dr. Chemene Crawford, Gregory Davis, Janice Deguchi, James Dorsey, Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, Dr. Donald Felder, Michael Itti, Lee Lambert, Michelle Merriweather, Trish Millines Dziko, Selamawit Misgano, Munira Mohamed, Erin Okuno, Estela Ortega, Melissa Pailthorp, Shouan Pan, Constance Rice, Heidi Schillinger, Mia Tuan, Kevin Washington


To the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors:

We are writing to express our support for the leadership of Superintendent Denise Juneau, and our support for the renewal of her contract in December 2020. As you know, Denise Juneau began her tenure as Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools a little over two years ago, inheriting a district with significant strengths and significant weaknesses. Since then, she has effectively taken on the ordinary challenges of leading an urban public school district, as well as the extraordinary challenges of doing so during a global pandemic.

Continue reading OPINION: In Support of SPS Superintendent Denise Juneau