ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, June 2014


Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

We celebrated a big win this past legislative session with the passage of SB 6552, known as the College and Career Ready Diploma, after eight long years of work. This would not have been possible without the work of the Excellent Schools Now (ESN) Coalition—and many of you.

Now it's time to weigh in on the rules for the College and Career Ready Diploma. The State Board of Education is asking for public comment. We'll tell you how to do that, below.

This month, I am pleased to highlight the work of Linda Lozano, a Yakima advocate for students and families in Washington who recently testified in Olympia at the public hearing on the new discipline law.

Stay tuned for an announcement soon on our PAC's endorsements for the upcoming elections. A big thank-you to our endorsement team, led by LEV's Government Relations Director, Frank Ordway.

As we head into summer, we're taking a break from our monthly newsletter. We'll see you in September.

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

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Chris Korsmo

Making the College and Career Ready Diploma a Reality

A meaningful high school diplomaThe College and Career Ready Diploma became law with the passage of SB 6552 this past legislative session. That was a huge win, and it took many of you to make it happen.

Thank you for the emails, the calls, the testimonies, for the late nights you spent working to get the College and Career Ready Diploma passed.

Now we need your help to make sure the diploma works the way it's supposed to.

LEV's Activist of the Month

Linda Lozano testifies in Olympia on the new discipline law.At 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 June: Linda Lozano. Read more about her experience as an activist and advocate for her community, her family, and everyone around her. Read more

Parents Partnering in Education

Parents Partnering in EducationJoin us in Sunnyside, WA, at our upcoming parent and family summit, Parents Partnering in Education. We are pleased to be partnering with Inspire Development Centers and the Sunnyside School District to offer this summit.

Join us at this free event to hear from experts about school discipline reform, WaKIDS, parent engagement, and more. We look forward to seeing you! Classes will be offered in English and Spanish. Childcare is available for children ages 3–12. Free continental breakfast and lunch included.
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Celebrating our Donors

Thank you!Donations are made to the League of Education Voters (LEV) and the League of Education Voters Foundation by individuals, groups, and businesses throughout the community. These generous donations from those 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 this year. Thank you!

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June 21, 2014 | Parents Partnering in Education, Sunnyside High School
July 9–10, 2014 | State Board of Education Public Hearing, ESD 101 Spokane


June–July 2014 | Understanding the College and Career Ready Diploma, Online webinars

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