Guest Blog: Why We Need Inclusive Education
In this guest blog, students from the Washington state Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) explain why we must increase resources statewide and on the district level for inclusive and diverse curriculums, as well as how to teach them.
The Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is a group composed of 24 geographically, ideologically, and socioeconomically diverse students aged 14-18. They are the first official nonpartisan voice of youth in the Washington state Legislature and work under the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for youth all over Washington state by making sure their voices and opinions are heard in the Legislature.
LEVinar Recording: The Special Education Funding Cap
School districts receive both state and federal funding to provide educational services and supports to students with disabilities. In Washington, the state provides the biggest portion of funding for special education, but the state currently caps funding for school districts at 13.5% of their student population, even if more than 13.5% of students receive special education services. However, districts are still required by state and federal law to provide special education services to all students with a qualifying disability.
In this webinar, we explain what the special education funding cap is, how many school districts are impacted, and why eliminating the cap is important.
LEVinar Recording: Ending Isolation Practices in Washington K-12 Schools
In this webinar, we spotlight findings from a new ACLU/Disability Rights Washington report and an Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)-led legislative workgroup report on isolation and restraint practices in Washington state and discuss the impacts of isolation in K-12 schools, why this practice must end, and alternatives to isolation.
Communications Director, League of Education Voters
League of Education Voters
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