Civil Rights Activist and SKCE Co-Founder

(photo from the Statesman Journal)

Rose Lewis gave her life to her community. She had a passion to fight racism and she never stopped. She was involved in every action and event relating to eliminating racism and was a devoted supporter of the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality. Rose was also a peacemaker. She did everything with grace and love. She had the ear of everyone who knew her. She was a convener of our social institutions and the community, and she took advantage of every opportunity to help organize and participate with the Salem Police, City and School District. Thank you Rose, with love, all of us at the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality, especially Annalivia, Eduardo and Javier, who were long time friends of Rose.

The following extract is from the full interview that Rose and her friend, Loraine Stuart, another co-founder of SKCE, did for the Coalition in March. Both Rose and Loraine have been strong supporters of SKCE since the very beginning.

 

 

 

Four Corners, Phil Decker and SKCE in the Salem Reporter

The second article in the Salem Reporter focuses on Four Corners Elementary School, and the challenges that they have in providing education to their students. Annalivia Palazzo, the SKCE Executive Director, also comments on some of the challenges.

Read the article here.

Four Corners Elementary principal Phil Decker photographed on the playground students Wednesday March 13, 2019. Salem-Keizer schools for Rachel Alexander/The Salem Reporter Wednesday 3/13/19. 2019 Fred Joe / www.fredjoephoto.com

An In-Depth Look at Salem School Challenges by Salem Reporter

The new online publication, the Salem Reporter, is providing some good information about schools in the Salem Keizer School District. The articles are well written and cover some important points. This is the first one.

This is the April 16th article.

Bailee Moore (pink fuzzy ears), and classmates work on a computer math exercise in Becky Montgomery’s 2nd grade class at Highland Elementary School in Salem Wednesday March 13, 2019. Salem-Keizer schools for Rachel Alexander/The Salem Reporter Wednesday 3/13/19. 2019 Fred Joe / www.fredjoephoto.com

 

 

2018 SKCE and SKSD co-sponsored the Summer Culture and Language Institute

Teachers, administrators and other staff attended the 2018 Summer Culture and Language Institute from the Salem Keizer School District and other school districts in the area.  This was the second year the Summer Institute was offered and co-sponsored. The curriculum was appreciated last year, and it was reflected in the attendance, which doubled this year.

The Institute began on June 29th and ended on July 3rd. Mornings were spent learning Spanish, and afternoons were spent with speakers presenting on both culture and education equity. Field trips were also provided to schools that have a high ration of Latino students, a neighborhood that illustrated the problems that Latino families must encounter, as well as Latino businesses and organizations.

This Institute is co-sponsored by the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality and the Salem Keizer School District.

The following slideshow will give an overview of the kinds of activities that school personnel engaged in during the Institute.

 

Every Day 24J! Increase Student Attendence in Salem Keizer School District

Join our campaign to increase student attendance in the Salem Keizer School District!

Únase a nuestra campaña para aumentar la asistencia de los estudiantes en el Distrito Escolar de Salem Keizer!

We are doing lots to increase the attendance of Latino students from immigrant Spanish speaking backgrounds by working with their parents.

Estamos trabajando mucho para aumentar la asistencia de los estudiantes latinos de origen hispano-hablante al trabajar con sus padres.

The local absenteeism rates:

(FRL = Free and Reduced Lunch)

Take a look at these results!

¡Eche un vistazo a estos resultados!