Matt Halvorson

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Seattle, Washington

Matt Halvorson is a writer, musician, activist and father. He is the primary author of Rise Up For Students, a blog focused on educational equity and racial awareness in Washington State. He also founded and continues to manage the Rise Up Music Project, a music platform that shares the ongoing creative processes of artists and activists.

A veteran of several seasons in professional baseball front offices and four years as a program coordinator with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in Oregon, Matt currently sits on the advisory board for Explorer X, a Seattle-based transformational travel company. Matt also wrote and recorded nearly 50 original songs for the Rise Up Music Project podcast in 2019, and his solo album, “Sermons,” is available everywhere except Amazon.Matt lives in Seattle with his partner, Lindsay, and their four kids. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Augustana University. He likes to drink coffee, write songs, coach baseball, and sit around campfires, among other things.

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Posted Apr. 4, 2017

Walter Chen Is Building a Charter School That Reflects the Diversity of the Community

Walter Chen, the founding principal of a new Green Dot public middle school set to open in south Seattle this…

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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

This School Canceled a Celebration of Black Men, But They Showed Up Anyway

An extraordinary event called “Black Men Uniting to Change the Narrative” was planned at South Seattle’s John Muir Elementary to…

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Posted May 12, 2021

The Emergency Broadband Benefit and How to Make Sure It Reaches Families Who Need It

What is the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit program? On May 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program to help…

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Posted May 14, 2021

Here’s How Noggin Is Helping Little Kids Build Emotional Intelligence and Helping Their Parents Stay Sane, Too

It’s no secret that pandemic isolation has hit hard—maybe even hardest—on young children and their caregivers. Young children are wired to be with people: parents,…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted May 11, 2021

Will We Finally Tap The Learning Expertise That Is Present in Oft-Overlooked Communities?

Talk of an education “recovery” to address student “learning loss” is here, often with a focus on expanded summer learning programs, high-dose tutoring and expanded…

By Naomi N. Shelton, Karega Rausch

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