Ep. 31: Difficult Storytelling from the Classroom from Teachers, Advocates, and Students with Dahlia Bazzaz -- Seattle Times Engagement Editor


Dahlia is a graduate from the University of Oregon (booo!). She works as an engagement editor and occasional reporter for the Seattle Times’ Education Lab. She and her family have always been interested in foreign affairs; this led Dahlia down the path of journalism. Her commitment to promoting the voices of students, teachers, and educators is inspiring. Education Lab is a team in the Seattle Times newsroom that looks for education solutions in the Puget Sound.

6:00 Dahlia discusses her path to journalism, her family life, and how she got to Seattle Times.

9:00 Dahlia re-caps a few of her favorite and/or more notable stories.

13:00 The state-of-affairs in education in Washington state is?

16:30: Dahlia and Nate discuss Ignite Seattle, 5 minute talks from persons in the education system, which (let’s face it) everyone has either been in the system or is currently a part of it.

23:00 Black Hair Matters

32:00 I Called a Student An Idiot

45:45 How Plants Saved My Life

53:00 What is Ignite Seattle looking for in submissions? How can you participate?

56:00 Try To Be Normal. Fix Yourself.


The Five

  1. Who do you read first thing in the morning?

  2. What’s your favorite non Nerd Farmer podcast?

  3. What is the last book you read? Is there a book every person should?

  4. What qualities would look for in a new Seattle Schools Superintendent?

  5. When you think about the work you do, how do you know you’ve made it?


The Socials:

Seattle Times Byline




We Were 8 Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


Where can I watch footage of Ignite Seattle?

Here! (Hint: This is also an article she's written!)

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