“Is it worth giving up a Saturday in my busy life to attend an education-advocacy training?”

This post was written by LEV’s State Field Director, Kelly Munn.

What: Access, Equity and Excellence: LEV’s 3rd Annual Advocacy Training
Where: Highline Community College
When: January 12th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register here.

You’re extremely busy and we know how valuable your time is. You know how we know? We’re busy too. We think it’s completely fair to ask:

“Is it worth giving up a Saturday in my busy life to attend an education-advocacy training?”

League of Education Voters might hold the answer to this very question.  You should attend our January 12th training if….

  • You want to meet people who think like you, but who also might challenge your assumptions
  • You want to hear stories from school districts who have stepped up to the plate and are improving outcomes for kids
  • You want to learn about the likely bills facing the legislature this session
  • You want to be surrounded by friends who also want to improve education  and are not afraid to ask tough questions
  • You want a few answers, even if you may not like them
  • You have heard about DFER, College Success Foundation, The Roadmap Project, Childrens Alliance, Office of the Education Ombudsman, TeamChild, Equity in Education and many more organizations, but haven’t had a chance to talk with someone from the organization
  • You need a little hope and truth to kick off the new year!

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should seriously consider giving up your Saturday on January 12th to come to the training.

Workshops include:

The NEWS on McCleary

Three D’s: Discipline, Data Collection and Disproportionality

Why All Day-K Matters

Leveraging our Voice in the Collective Bargaining Process

The Ins and Outs of Teacher Evaluations in Washington

Community Strategies for Closing the Opportunity Gap

Learning from the rest of the Nation: How to Do Charters Right

Show Me the Money: Education Funding and Revenue in the 2013 Legislative Session

Parent Power! A Training with OEO

Reclaiming Students: The Educational and Economic Costs of Exclusionary Discipline

Prepare to be inspired by a keynote from LEV CEO Chris Korsmo, as well as a science-fair style learning event. We’ll wrap the day with a wine reception and student performances.

The all-day event only costs $25 and includes lunch.  This is a sweet deal.  LEV is not making money on this training, funds go towards paying the cost of facility rentals and food.  If you can’t afford the $25 fee, please contact Maggie Wilkens at  and she will give you a fee waiver, no questions asked.   However, if you CAN afford the fee, and would like to sponsor someone else, it would be MUCH appreciated.

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