ED Advocate, League of Education Voters Newsletter, June 2015


Chris Korsmo
Chris Korsmo, CEO

One special session has come and gone, and we're counting on our legislators to finalize a budget during this second special session that is supportive of an education continuum—from early learning through higher education.

Looking ahead, the first statewide results from Washington's new Smarter Balanced assessments should be released in mid-August. In anticipation of those results, we are hosting a Lunchtime LEVinar on June 16. Join us to learn more about Smarter Balanced assessments and what to expect later this summer.

I am pleased to announce the release of our 2014 annual report, Finding a way forward. 2014 was a successful year as we worked to improve public education throughout Washington state, and we couldn't have done it without your support.

Thank you, and thanks for all you do for kids.
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Finding a way forward

Finding a way forwardAt the League of Education Voters, we believe a student's education should be a continuum with seamless transitions. 2014 was a successful year as we worked to improve public education throughout Washington state. We are pleased to release our 2014 annual report, Finding a way forward, and we invite you to read highlights from the past year. Read more

Thank you to our advocates and activists

Thank youThe work that we do to improve public education is only possible thanks to the support of our activists and advocates—the parents, community members, students, and teachers who stand up and speak up.

Our activists of the month were selected for going above and beyond in their work for Washington students—in organizing, in testimony, in advocacy, and more. Before we break for the summer, we wanted to draw your attention to these activists once more.

We also wanted to take a moment to thank all of our activists around the state. For every activist of the month that we profile, there are dozens of others who have also taken a stand to improve public education in Washington state.
Thank you!

June Coffee Meetings with Joyce Yee

Joyce YeeLeague of Education Voters Community Organizer Joyce Yee is hosting a series of informal meetings throughout June in Seattle and Kent. You are invited to join her to share your education stories and discuss how to advocate to our policymakers. Learn more

Smarter Balanced Assessments: What to Expect

State of WashingtonThe first statewide results from Washington’s new Smarter Balanced assessments are expected to be released in mid-August. Curious about what to expect? We invite you to join us to hear from Partnership for Learning's Chris Barron and a representative from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. They will provide context and background for the Smarter Balanced Assessments results. Register today

Get Involved


June 2015 | Coffee Meetings with Joyce Yee, Various Locations in Seattle and Kent
June 8 | Empowerment and Engagement for Success, Kent Senior Center, 600 E Smith St
June 16 | Smarter Balanced Assessments: What to Expect, Online webinar

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