Road Map to College is kicking off the next round of its campaign: College Application Completion Events. These events run through early December at locations across the region, provide one-on-one support to students researching colleges, filling out applications and drafting personal statements.
Road Map to College is looking for volunteers for these events. Volunteers will have an opportunity to work directly with students and help them reach their postsecondary dreams. Currently, the following events need the most volunteer support:
12.03 Rainier Beach High School
11.07 Roosevelt High School
11.12 Ingraham High School
11.06 Cleveland High School
South King County
11.06 Lindbergh High School
11.19 Hazen High School
11.07 Auburn Riverside High School
11.12 Kentridge High School
12.04 Kentwood High School
To volunteer, please sign up on the Road Map to College website.
Your child’s primary school teacher can have a much bigger impact on them than you might realize—the quality of their teaching can impact everything from your child’s college attendance rate to their savings rate, reported the Wall Street Journal recently.
Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that students with high “value-added” teachers—i.e., teachers who had large impacts on their students’ test scores—in grades 4–8 were “more likely to attend college, earn higher salaries, live in higher socioeconomic status neighborhoods and have higher savings rates.” The same students were also less likely to become parents as teenagers. In addition, when low “value-added” teachers were replaced by average teachers, student lifetime earnings increased by about $250,000 per classroom.
The entire article is published on the Wall Street Journal website.
League of Education Voters (LEV) CEO Chris Korsmo will be speaking at the University of Washington School of Law tomorrow, October 11, 2013, to give a keynote address at the conference, Forces of Change: Law, Policy and Equity in Washington State Education. Her talk, “Zero tolerance for inequity: Creating the schools our kids deserve,” will provide an overview of the state of public education in Washington today—what we’ve achieved, what needs work, and how LEV is working to improve public education in Washington state for each and every kid.
The conference will feature a day of lively discussions, debate, and learning about school reform in Washington state with policy makers, educators, public education lawyers, and scholars participating in panel discussions and lightning talks.