Summer is here! Let's keep the momentum going

Now that the year is finished for every public school across Washington state, parents like me are wondering what to do with our kids over the summer. This time of year can be stressful for families, as kids need learning opportunities to minimize the impact of summer slide. League of Education Voters continues to advocate for high-quality out-of-school programs to keep our kids engaged and challenged.

Also, please save the date for our Seattle annual luncheon October 1st and our Spokane annual breakfast October 29th. See info below, as you read more about our work.

Finally, I would like to share a short message from our Board Chair, Betsy Johnson:

It is my honor to serve as Board Chair of League of Education Voters during our organization’s leadership transition. We know that it is pivotal for LEV to engage in a thoughtful CEO selection process and recognize that our new leader will play a critical role in our efforts to operationalize equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in every aspect of our work. Thus, we are developing a more cohesive, collaborative, and creative environment to drive continued growth. To support this approach, we have engaged an experienced search consultant and an interim CEO with expertise in organizational change, and our search committee includes both staff and volunteer leadership from diverse backgrounds. The CEO search process will launch in mid-July, and we anticipate interviews will begin in September with a new leader on board by mid-fall.

Best wishes,

We will share the CEO position profile with you in a special edition of our Education Advocate eNews and encourage you to share it with your networks.

LEVinar: The Current State of K-12 Education Funding

In this free webinar July 10th at 12:30 p.m., League of Education Voters Director of Policy and Research Julia Warth will outline education funding changes made in the 2019 legislative session, and illustrate current funding inequities through interactive maps of Washington’s 295 school districts. Don’t miss this chance to get your questions answered about the way our schools receive money.

Podcast: Learn how high-quality early learning impacts student success in K-12 and beyond

Tune in to this month’s podcast to hear Marquita Davis, Deputy Director of Early Learning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, share her thoughts on how to improve transitions from preschool to kindergarten. Hear more from Dr. Davis about how to professionalize the early childhood education workforce and strategies for supporting pathways throughout the education system.

Save the date: Seattle Luncheon and Spokane Breakfast

Speaking of early childhood education, learn why investing in 0-8 is a game changer! Join us for our Seattle Luncheon October 1, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt at Olive 8, and our Spokane Breakfast October 29, 2019 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at The Davenport Grand Hotel. They will be inspirational events to remember, so RSVP today to ensure your seat.

Arik Korman
Communications Director, League of Education Voters

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