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Education Advocate April 2017

ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, April 2017

Greetings

Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at our annual breakfast last week. We enjoyed a thoughtful conversation with 2017 Regional Teachers of the Year Kendra Yamamoto and Elizabeth Loftus about what it means to be a great teacher, how to create a pipeline of more great teachers, and what it means to put great teachers in front of our kids who need them most. You can see photos of the event and a moving film about great teachers produced by our friends at Workhouse Creative here.

Below, you will find a shout-out to our donors from the first quarter of 2017. If you supported us at the breakfast, look for your name. Thank you!

The regular legislative session is scheduled to end in just over two weeks, on April 23. Since this is a huge budget year for funding our schools across the state, we will likely see one or more special sessions coming our way. We will host a free webinar April 27 on where we stand. You can follow all the action on our Bill Tracker here.

Read below for more about our work.

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

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2017 Washington state Regional Teachers of the Year Elizabeth Loftus and Kendra Yamamoto with Daniel Zavala - League of Education Voters

Highlights from the 2017 Annual Breakfast

Thank you for making our breakfast a success! 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year recipients Kendra Yamamoto and Elizabeth Loftus spoke on how great teachers are the key to student success. See photos from the event and a moving film by our friends at Workhouse Creative. Read more

Special thanks to our sponsors: Anonymous, Workhouse Creative, Microsoft, Boeing, The Seattle Times, Vulcan Inc., College Success Foundation, ECONorthwest, K&L Gates, and GOBE Design + Production.

Washington state Capitol - League of Education Voters

LEVinar: Where We Stand in the 2017 Legislative Session

The regular legislative session winds down April 23 and a special session looms in this important budget year for our kids. In our free webinar 4/27 at 12:30pm, LEV Policy and Government Relations Director Daniel Zavala will provide status updates on school funding, educator compensation, student supports, accountability, early learning, and higher education. Register here

Campaign for Student Success - League of Education Voters

Help Our Kids Get the Education They Deserve with the Campaign for Student Success

Over the last few weeks, Campaign for Student Success coalition members have been busy visiting and calling key legislators in Olympia, writing letters to editors around the state and sharing our stories and vision for the McCleary solution through op-eds. Our supporters, like you, know that time is running out to ensure that Washington students get the education they deserve and need. We need your help. If you would like to get involved, please contact LEV State Field Director Kelly Munn for details. Read more

Thank You to our 2017 Q1 Donors - League of Education Voters

Celebrating Our Donors

Donations are made to the League of Education Voters (LEV) and the LEV Foundation by individuals, groups, and businesses throughout the community. These generous donations from you who believe in high-quality public education allow us to ensure measurable progress toward LEV’s vision that every student in Washington state has access to an excellent public education that provides the opportunity for success.

We’d like to take a moment to celebrate our supporters who donated to LEV or the LEV Foundation between January 1 and March 31 of 2017. Thank you!

GiveBig 2017 - League of Education Voters

Save the Date: GiveBIG Coming May 10

GiveBIG is back! If you were not able to donate at the annual breakfast (or even if you did), you can support the League of Education Voters Foundation on May 10 as part of our community’s biggest day of giving of the year. The Seattle Foundation will match your donations! Get involved now by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter, and stay tuned for details.

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April 27, 2017 | 2017 Legislative Session: Where We Stand, Online webinar


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