Welcome to the Equity and Family Engagement Department



    Shoreline Equity Department


    The Purpose: To create urgency and immediate impact on students of color, and culturally and liguistically diverse students using culturally responsive practices and policies, while building racial equity awareness and skills with Shoreline staff. The work of the equity department expands throughout all district departments and programs. The goal is to lead and develop with equity in mind while examining and shifting  the inequities in our procedures, polices and practices. This work attends to hearts and minds so that we can make changes in structures and systems. The students are our non-negotiable WHY.

     Native American Heritage Month


    November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

    The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.

    Native American Heritage Month

     PBS Resources


    We value all diversity in our students and families and staff. 

    Our hearts are with every group that has been targeted, been historically marginalized, been harassed, been abused, been publicly mocked and any other hurtful action. Shoreline students, familes and staff should thrive and flourish. Please hold us accountable to that.

    Diversity inclusive kindness make world safe for diversity




     80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht - November 9-10, 1938
    Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938 throughout Germany, Austria, and parts of Czechoslovakia.
    267 synagogues were destroyed, thousands of Jewish owned shops were looted and vandalized, Jewish people were humiliated and terrorized, with at least 90 deaths, and Nazis arrested approximately 30,000 Jewish men. 
    In the aftermath, the German government blamed the Jews for the destruction and dozens of new laws restricting the rights of Jews were enacted. Kristallnacht marked a turning point - an escalation in violence and a push for emigration. 
    American press covered the event. The headline on the front page of the Los Angeles Examiner on November 23, 1938 read, "Nazis Warn World Jews Will be Wiped Out Unless Evacuated By Democracies."
    Despite the threat, the U.S. would not loosen immigration restrictions. While some Jews were able to find refuge in the United States and other countries, they were in the minority. Most would be caught up in Nazi Germany's genocide of European Jews. 




    Do You Know The Story of Edwin Pratt? Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center does!

    Edwin Pratt

    As a founding member of the Central Area Civil Rights Committee and Executive Director of the Seattle Urban League, Pratt dedicated his life and career to promoting racial equality and social justice. He led civil rights campaigns against housing discriminations, school segregation and employment bias.

    Pratt moved his family to a nearly all-white Shoreline in 1959 to highlight and bring attention to residential segregation that was present through housing covenants that would not allow the sale of homes to African-Americans and through redlining. Redlining was the practice of denying financial services, such as loans and insurance, to minorities seeking to purchase homes in many Seattle-area neighborhoods. 

    Pratt was assassinated in front of his home on January 26, 1969 at the age of 38. He was survived by his wife Bettye and two young children, William and Miriam. 










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Book of the Month

  • Documentary: America to Me

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 11/2/2018



    Witness one high school’s journey navigating race, equity and education


    “America to Me”  is a project that was pitched to the school as “stories of race and academics in this diverse public school,” and it is constantly circling back to issues of diversity. It can be large picture conversations about how the achievement gap between minority and white kids has actually been growing over the last few years or small picture ones about individual stories from the show’s subjects. 

    America to Me Website


    The Students



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Upcoming Events


  • Disability

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 10/2/2018

    Disablity- a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.


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  • Hispanic, Latino, LatinX

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 9/5/2018

    Hispanic- those who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America.


    Hispanic or Latino? While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, "Hispanic" is a narrower term that only refers to persons of Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry, while "Latino" is more frequently used to refer generally to anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry, including Brazilians.


    Latin X- Pronounced “La-teen-ex,” Latinx is a gender-neutral term for people of Latin American heritage. By dropping the traditional –o or –a ending at the end of the root word ‘Latin,’ Latinx encompasses those who identify outside of the gender binary, such as transgender people or those who are gender-fluid

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  • Middle Passage

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 8/13/2018

    Middle Passage: Middle Passage, the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. It was one leg of the triangular trade route that took goods (such as knives, guns, ammunition, cotton cloth, tools, and brass dishes) from Europe to Africa, Africans to work as slaves in the Americas.

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  • Eviction

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 7/6/2018

    Eviction: the action of expelling someone, especially a tenant, from a property; expulsion:"the forced eviction of residents"

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    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 6/8/2018

    LGBTQIA. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and allies. Initialism of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual.

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  • Apartheid

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 5/7/2018


    Apartheid- (in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.

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  • "At Risk"

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 4/5/2018

    “At risk”- The term at-risk is often used to describe students or groups of students who are considered to have a higher probability of failing academically or dropping out of school. (not a preferred way to describe students)

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  • Great Migration

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 3/7/2018

    Great Migration

    The Great Migration was the mass movement of about five million southern blacks to the north and west between 1915 and 1960.  During the initial wave the majority of migrants moved to major northern cities such as Chicago, Illiniois, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and New York, New York.  By World War II the migrants continued to move North but many of them headed west to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, California, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

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  • Race

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 2/1/2018

    race- the socially constructed meaning attached to a variety of physical attributes including but not limited to skin and eye color, hair texture, and bone structure of people in the US and elsewhere.

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  • Code Switch

    Posted by Tanisha Felder on 1/7/2018

    the different spaces we each inhabit and the tensions of trying to navigate between them.

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