Rise Up for Students is a blog about equity and education in Seattle and across Washington State, founded by Matt Halvorson in 2016 to advocate for a better life for all kids and to shed light on issues of racial and social injustice.

Rise Up for Students continues to focus on personal storytelling as a powerful tool to change the inequity in our schools, and as the Rise Up project evolves, we remain committed to fighting systemic oppression in all its interconnected forms. Education is a branch on the tree of inequity.

We are always looking to connect and learn from people who are fighting in their own ways for better schools and a better world. We hope this blog can be some small part of the solution. Please be in touch if you have any comments, concerns or questions to add to the conversation:

Email: matt.a.halvorson@gmail.com
Twitter: @HalvyHalvorson

You can also find Rise Up For Students on Facebook, on Twitter @RiseUpKids, and on Instagram @RiseUpForStudents.

We acknowledge that we live on the unceded ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish Tribe.