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Grant: A lifeline for increasing teacher diversity in Edmonds School District

Peoples Bank donates $25K to Teachers of Color Foundation scholarships


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 8:33am

Brian Soergel

Diana White

The majority of students in the Edmonds School District are students of color – 55%. They are taught by predominantly white teachers – 89%.

That's according to the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The Edmonds School District is aware of the numbers. So there was some welcome news recently when Peoples Bank, with a branch in Edmonds, awarded a $25,000 impact grant to support its goal of increasing teacher diversity in the Edmonds School District.

The grant went to the district's Teachers of Color (TOC) Foundation.

It may be a small step, but it's a step.


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