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Education Advocate February 2016

ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, February 2016

Greetings

Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

It’s that time of year. Yes, there was that football game. The groundhog has done his thing. And a good chunk of the nation is fixated on the New Hampshire primary. But it’s the legislative calendar that has my attention. Last Friday marked the first of many legislative deadlines. It was the cut-off date for bills to be moved from the policy committee in their house of origin.

To keep you in the loop, we have two great ways to help you stay up on what’s happening in Olympia: our education bill tracker, and my Weekly Roundup Friday emails. You can also read our legislative priorities.

Registration for our annual breakfast is in full swing. We’d love to see you Thursday, March 31st at the Seattle Sheraton for an inspirational conversation about the skills gap and ensuring that Washington students are college and career ready with Mike Sotelo, founder of Consolidar and Plaza Bank, Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Will Sarrett, Director of NewTech Skill Center in Spokane, moderated by Colleen McAleer, President of the Washington Business Alliance.

Special props to our sponsors: Anonymous (platinum level), the Nick and Leslie Hanuaer Foundation (platinum level), Boeing (silver level), the Manufacturing Industrial Council (bronze level) and the Washington Business Alliance (bronze level).   

Thanks for all you do for kids. We couldn’t do it without you.
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Chris Korsmo

Register today for our Annual Breakfast

Register today for our 2016 Annual Breakfast: March 31, 2016, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.Our 2016 Annual Breakfast, to support the LEV Foundation, will be held Thursday, March 31, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Join us for an inspirational conversation about the skills gap and preparing Washington students for post-secondary success with Mike Sotelo, founder of Consolidar and Plaza Bank, Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Will Sarrett, Director of NewTech Skill Center in Spokane, moderated byColleen McAleer, President of the Washington Business Alliance. Learn more

Parent & Community Training Highlights

Parent Organizing Groups panel featuring LEV Field Director Kelly Munn with parent organizers Margarita, BJ and FatimaLEV’s Sixth Annual Parent & Community Training January 23rd at Highline College was a great success! Thank you to everyone who participated. Panel discussions covered important topics such as Career and Technical Education, public charter schools, education funding, how to advocate for your special needs child, organizing parent groups, how to find financial aid for college, the truth behind Common Core and much more.

See photos from the event and check out presentation slides. Read more

2016 Education Bill Comparisons

2016 bill comparisonsThere has been plenty of talk this legislative session about public charter schools, closing the opportunity gap, the Washington Promise Program and the Levy Cliff.  See how the lawmakers’ proposals compare in our LEV blogRead more

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March 31, 2016 | 2016 Annual Breakfast, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle

 
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