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Seattle Public School Superintendent Denise Juneau listens during a public meeting to address concerns about abusive teachers within the Seattle Public School system on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at Garfield High School in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Superintendent Juneau will follow Durkan out the door in 2021

Tis the season for high profile departures. What we do and don’t know about mental illness. And how to make it through a cold and dreary Seattle winter.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Juneau announces resignation next year

This week, Seattle Public Schools superintendent Denise Juneau announced that she would be resigning from the district at the end of this school year. This comes after a report that her office was aware of an ongoing pattern of abuse/inappropriate restraint first reported on KUOW, as well as concerns from teachers, students, and parents about online learning.

Susannah Cahalan, The Great Pretender

“There’s no blood test for it.” This is used to explain bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and why diagnosing mental illness can be so hard. Journalist Susannah Cahalan’s bipolar misdiagnosis caused a failure to treat the autoimmune disease that was the actual cause of illness. Her new book is The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness.

Hygge is so 2019 - this year, the word is friluftsliv

It’s cold, dark, and wet. The only problem? There’s also still a pandemic. So while last year you may have relied on hygge to get you through, may we suggest this year that you turn your focus from the Danish to the Norway? This year, it’s time to embrace friluftsliv.