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Tracy Sherman: A true leader and advocate

Tracy Sherman joined the League of Education Voters (LEV) three years ago as a Policy Analyst. During her time at LEV, Tracy worked on numerous bills and issues, most with a focus on gap-closing strategies. She took a lead in policy work on high-quality early learning and transforming school discipl…

Seven SVP Fast Pitch Finalists are championing innovation in education

By Steve Metcalf

Innovators in education have made an impressive showing so far in this year’s prestigious Social Venture Partners Seattle’s Fast Pitch competition. Of the 14 finalists, half focus on early, grade school, or higher education. Last year, only three educational organizations made it…

Kicking six-year-olds out of school

Remember the one about the six-year-old who got kicked out of school for pecking a classmate on the cheek? That happened last year in Colorado, but the same sort of thing could happen in Washington state—and likely does.

A recent article in the Seattle Times by Claudia Rowe reports that 104 kin…