“Resolved, Washington State PTA believes great educational outcomes are possible for all students, including students of color, students of diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds, lower income status and students with special needs.
Resolved, Washington State PTA will promote expansion of choice by supporting innovative schools — including non-profit charter schools — where they are supported by the local community and when they reflect the positions and principles of National and Washington State PTA, and when they adhere to and comply with applicable laws and guidelines set forth for other public elementary and secondary educational institutions.
Resolved, Washington State PTA will support innovative, engaging and rigorous instructional programs and work to spread awareness of the options available to communities.
Resolved, Washington State PTA will promote equitable educational opportunities that provide research-based instructional support to students enrolled in the state’s persistently lowest achieving schools and to students affected by the state’s achievement gaps. These will include, but not be limited to, supporting:
• A tiered system of student-focused, academic supports, and identification of research-based interventions for targeted groups of students, and targeted professional development for academic intervention staff.
• The identification and sustained implementation of research-based core reading and math programs that are sequenced K-12.
• Consistently effective home-school communications and family engagement that assists in the instructional development of children
Resolved, Washington State PTA will work to implement a funding formula that ensures children with higher needs receive ongoing, adequate support to meet standards.”
To read all of the resolutions and for more information, check out the Washington state PTA’s website.