Advocating in high gear to build a brighter future for every Washington student

We are nearly halfway through the 2020 legislative session, and League of Education Voters is working hard in Olympia on our five top priorities for students:

There's a lot happening during the 2020 legislative session. Sign up for our weekly roundups and use our bill tracker to see all the education bills right now in the House and Senate. Read our detailed 2020 Legislative Priorities, and you can learn about Making Early Learning More Affordable and Accessible in Washington state in our February 27 Lunchtime LEVinar featuring Representative Tana Senn and Senator Claire Wilson.

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.

Local Levies Frequently Asked Questions 

Please remember to vote! Today across Washington state, many communities will vote on local levies to continue funding for enrichment programs and capital projects at district schools. Here are frequently asked questions about those levies.

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.

Podcast: RULER Curriculum Creator Dr. Marc Brackett

Tune in to this month’s podcast to hear Dr. Marc Brackett, Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, describe his RULER social-emotional learning curriculum that has been adopted by nearly 2,000 pre-K through high schools across the United States and in other countries, including many school districts here in Washington state.

Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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