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.

Student and teacher at South Shore PreK-8

LEVinar: Advancing Educator Diversity in Washington state

TOMORROW - Thursday, February 25 at 12:30 pm, co-presented with the College Spark Foundation, we have assembled an amazing statewide panel to discuss how educator and principal prep programs work to undo the injustices that have led to the current disparities between the diversity of students and educators, what more is needed, and how can we work together to support and sustain a diverse education workforce in Washington state. This webinar will be presented with closed captions and Spanish interpretation available.


Action Alert: Support Investments in Early Learning

Tell your legislators to support quality, culturally and linguistically relevant early learning to protect communities and dismantle barriers to opportunity. The Fair Start for Kids Act takes strong steps to address child care and early learning affordability, access, and the economic crisis. Every family deserves a fair start! We've made it easy - all you have to do is click the Take Action button. We've created a sample message for you, and you're welcome to edit however you wish.


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.


Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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