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Scholars “Zoom” into Reading

by Ashley Sirls, Associate Director of Leadership Development Every summer at Rites of Passage (our 14-month Academic Enrichment Phase graduation ceremony), scholars are told that they are no longer in Rainier Scholars, but they are Rainier Scholars. This ceremony...

What We’re Reading: Algorithms of Oppression

by Colin Roberts, Database and Systems Administrator Though we don’t often think about it, algorithms (automatic processes computers perform, often without any human intervention), increasingly are becoming central to our lives. When one needs to buy a product, find a...

What We’re Reading: The 1619 Project

by Sarah Smith, Executive Director In mid-August, The New York Times published a groundbreaking project created and curated by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones entitled The 1619 Project. In her work, Ms. Jones challenges us to think of the year 1619,...

What We’re Reading: New Kid

by Drego Little, Learning Support Specialist/Literature and Writing Teacher At Rainier Scholars we try to maintain our integrity by asking the same thing of ourselves that we ask of our students —  be scholars in habit, not merely in words.  This involves...