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Statement on the Vergara v. State of California Ruling

A teacher at South Shore PK-8 reads a book with his class.At the League of Education Voters (LEV), we value the role of a teacher in a student’s life and educational trajectory.  “The research is clear,” says LEV CEO Chris Korsmo. “Teachers make the biggest school-based difference in a child’s education.”

Access to high-quality instruction can help close the achievement and opportunity gaps in our state and help ensure that all Washington students have access to a world-class education that provides the opportunity for success. Chris is optimistic about the impact the Vergara v. State of California ruling will have on public education: “We must put our kids’ well-being and learning at the center of every policy issue we have in public education. I hope that the ruling will be a constructive catalyst toward that end.”

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Activist(s) of the Month: Sarah Butcher, Jennifer Karls, Beth Sigall

At the League of Education Voters (LEV), we recognize all of the hard work that you do toward improving public education across Washington state. We are pleased to announce our Activists of the Month for April: Sarah Butcher, Jennifer Karls, and Beth Sigall. Read more about their experiences as strong advocates for special education.

Sarah Butcher, Jennifer Karls, and Beth Sigall are strong advocates for public education in Washington state. Sarah and Jennifer formed the Bellevue Special Needs PTA in 2012, where Jennifer serves as President and Sarah as co-Vice President. Beth serves as the Vice President of Advocacy for the Lake Washington PTSA Council. (more…)

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The 2014 Legislative Session

The 2014 legislative session may have been short, but there were significant policy accomplishments in improving public education in Washington state. These accomplishments expand access to financial aid for higher education for all Washington students, pave the way for all students to graduate from high school ready for college or career, and make steps toward reducing the opportunity and achievement gaps. (more…)

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