ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, May 2014


Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

This month starts out with a bang with two exciting events: The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG online event May 6 (tomorrow!), and the Washington State Charter Schools Association's first annual conference, A World of Opportunities, on May 8–9. Read more below to learn about each of these events.

This month, I am pleased to highlight the work of Carol Solomon, who has been working to transform school discipline in Seattle and throughout the state.

Stay tuned for more information on the implementation of Washington's new College and Career Ready Diploma. As the State Board of Education drafts and finalizes rules, we'll tell you how to weigh in.

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

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GiveBIG on May 6!

GiveBig 2014; Seattle Foundation; May 6, 2014Beginning at midnight tonight and running until midnight tomorrow night, celebrate your nonprofit heroes with the League of Education Voters Foundation through GiveBIG!

Donations made to LEV through the Seattle Foundation's website will be stretched TOMORROW ONLY thanks to the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors! Help spread the word and forward this to your community and help LEV stretch its donations!

Donate today!

LEV's Activist of the Month

Carol Solomon speaks during the 2014 Excellent Schools NOW (ESN) Legislative LuncheonAt the League of Education Voters, we recognize all of the hard work that you do toward improving public education across Washington state. We are pleased to announce our Activist of the Month for May: Carol Solomon, who LEV Field Organizer Andaiye Qaasim describes as a "lifetime advocate" and the "backbone" of her community. Read more about Carol's experience as an activist and advocate for Washington students. Read more

A World of Opportunities

Washington State Charter Schools Association Annual ConferenceThe first annual Washington State Charter Schools Association Conference, A World of Opportunities: Putting Washington on the Map, is right around the corner, and we are excited to be a part of it. The conference will be held May 8 and 9, with an action-packed schedule of workshops and networking opportunities.

The conference also offers a number of speakers and panelists, including keynote speaker Margaret Fortune, CEO of Fortune School in Sacramento, CA; and our own Frank Ordway as a panelist discussing the upcoming 2015 legislative session. Learn more

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May 6, 2014 | GiveBIG by the Seattle Foundation, Online giving event
May 8–9, 2014 |
A World of Opportunities, DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel

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