Investing in closing opportunity and access gaps by restoring access to K-3 class size reduction funds that districts lost because they weren’t able to reduce K-3 class size to state requirements. Districts could access this funding if it is directed toward improving academic programs and supports for systemically marginalized students in grades K-3.
Finally, racial diversity and equity in education is one of the most critical issues of our time, and we want YOU in the room for our 2020 Spokane Breakfast- Thursday, April 16th at the Davenport Grand Hotel. See details below as you read more about our work.
Students from Parkview Early Learning Center, Spokane
Please join us for the 2020 Spokane Breakfast
Racial diversity and equity in education is one of the most critical issues of our time. On Thursday, April 16 from 7:30 to 8:45 am at the Davenport Grand Hotel, please join our distinguished panelists Michaela Brown, Co-Director of Excelerate Success, Nikki Lockwood, Spokane School Board Director, David H. Garcia, Assistant Dean for Pathway Programs and Inclusion at Washington State University, and our discussion moderator Rhosetta R. Rhodes, Vice President for Student Life at Whitworth University, as they explore the role of Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion in a thriving public education system.
Lunchtime LEVinar: Making Early Learning More Affordable and Accessible in Washington state
Two pieces of legislation introduced in the Washington state House and Senate would make early childcare and education more affordable and more accessible for Washington state families. The bipartisan Fair Start for Kids Act (House Bill 2661), introduced by Representative Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island), would reduce child care copays, support child care providers, and fund more child care facilities. Senator Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) introduced the Early Care and Education Action (Senate Bill 6253), which would create a comprehensive statewide early care and education system by improving accessibility and affordability of early care and education programs for families. In our free webinar Thursday, February 27 at 12:30 pm, Representative Senn and Senator Wilson will describe how their legislation would improve early childhood education in Washington state and answer your questions.