Support Equity for Washington Students and Learn about Advancing Educator Diversity
We are about two weeks away from the midpoint of this historic 2021 virtual legislative session, and League of Education Voters (LEV) is working hard in Olympia on our top priorities for students. Read our detailed 2021 Legislative Priorities. You can also follow the bills we are watching in our Bill Tracker, and if you have questions about the state legislative process, visit our Washington Legislature 101 FAQ.
In addition to legislative advocacy, we are convening statewide workgroups on reimagining education and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. Also, today is Day Two of Advocacy Week for the Investing in Student Potential coalition led by LEV, which advocates for the 170,000 Washington students who need special education services. Meet with legislators, learn how to tell your story, get involved in the legislative process, and more! You can sign up at the Investing in Student Potential website. Together, we will support a better future for students in Washington state.
Read more about our work below.
Podcast: The Power of Quality Early Childhood Education
Tune in to this month’s podcast to hear Dr. Alejandra Barraza, President of the HighScope Foundation, and Sonja Griffin, Quality Practice and Professional Development Manager for the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning, share why it’s important to invest in ages 0-8, how these investments impact K-12 student outcomes, and more. HighScope provided the early learning curriculum adopted by the City of Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning that works with South Shore PreK-8 in South Seattle, a close partner of League of Education Voters.
Washington Game Changers Podcast – Marty Hartman of Mary’s Place
Washington Game Changers with League of Education Voters CEO Lauri Hennessey features leaders who give back to our community, drive innovative solutions, and inspire others in making our state more equitable and just. This podcast is a one-on-one conversation with these powerful leaders in a time when we need to hear about more good in the world. In this episode, Marty Hartman, Executive Director of Mary’s Place, an organization founded on the principle that no one’s child should sleep outside, talks about homelessness in Seattle, the impact of COVID-19 on families living in homelessness, and what you may not know about families who experience homelessness.