We're off and running to put students first

The 2019 legislative session officially began last week, and we're now working in Olympia on our five top priorities for students:

  • Sufficient and effective special education funding
  • Supportive and safe schools
  • Fair local K-12 funding
  • High-quality early childhood education
  • Access to postsecondary opportunities

Read more about our 2019 Legislative Priorities. You can also follow the bills we are watching in our Bill Tracker.

Also, as the new year kicks off, we are happy to welcome our new Interim CEO, Laura Hitchcock. Read more below about Laura and our work.

Meet Laura Hitchcock, our new Interim CEO

Laura Hitchcock comes to League of Education Voters as the Interim CEO from over 25 years in nonprofit and policy management. Read how she will help us build a brighter future for every Washington student.

Learn about Special Education in our state

As the legislative session gets underway, our Policy Team has created briefs to inform us about the issues we are working on. Read how our students qualify to receive special education services, what challenges we face in Washington around special education, and what our special education goals are for 2019.

Hear the top state official on Special Education lay out her vision

In our latest podcast episode, we take a look at special education in Washington and across the country. Glenna Gallo, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education Services at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, describes what she sees as the biggest opportunity in Washington state to support students with disabilities.

Washington Legislature 101

Now that the 2019 legislative session is here, do you know how our legislature works? In our comprehensive FAQ, learn who represents you, how to get to the state Capitol, how a bill becomes law, and more.

Arik Korman

Communications Director, League of Education Voters

League of Education Voters
2734 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, 98109
(206) 728-6448

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