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Over the last six years, Julie has continually engaged with district officials and families on many matters of district policy. Below is a selection of news stories and other articles about her efforts. 

"Support racial equity for Maple Elementary" by Julie van Arcken, Oct. 14, 2018. Analysis of racial disproportionality of original and alternate boundary proposals for Maple Elementary.

"Question about Pacific Islander students in equity tier scoring methodology for BEX V projects" by Julie van Arcken, Oct. 11, 2018. Email thread in which Julie persistently, respectfully questions the district on racial disaggregation in funding scoring methodology, to benefit underresourced Southeast schools.  

"Seattle parents get chance to vent over school boundary changes" by Joel Moreno, KOMO News, Oct. 16, 2013. News article features Julie promoting racial equity in boundary changes.

"School district needs to hear from Maple neighbors" by Julie van Arcken, Beacon Hill Blog, Oct. 18, 2013. Article published in Beacon Hill Blog about how neighbors of color banded together to speak out against the changes, despite the lack of translated boundary change materials.

"People speak out about blackface Christmas tradition" by Natasha Chen, KIRO 7 News, Nov. 4, 2014. News article features Julie as a spokesperson for a protest against the local practice of a racist Dutch tradition.