While school is usually getting out for the day right about now, the lights will be on late at Chief Sealth International High School, where this is the first day of the first-ever Washington Global Issues Network Conference. Seattle Public Schools superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland helped convene the conference this morning; below, he was photographed speaking with Beacon Hill International School students in attendance (the conference involves students and teachers from many other schools).
Through the afternoon and into the evening, participants are seeing and hearing from keynote speakers and participating in workshops – you can see some of the issues they’re tackling here – environmental, cultural, civic, and more. The first day of the conference continues past 8 pm tonight; participants have a long day tomorrow, too, 8 am-8 pm. (Thanks to teacher Noah Zeichner, organizer along with student leaders, for sharing photos.)