It is just three weeks until our Annual Breakfast! Thank you to those who have already registered to attend. If you have not had a chance to register yet, there’s still time!
If you are following the grand finale of our legislative session, make sure you have our education bill tracker bookmarked. You can also sign up to receive my Weekly Roundup Friday emails.
Finally, I would like to extend a big thank-you to all of you who have volunteered over the past 60 days. You make our work come to life.
Thanks for all you do for kids. We couldn’t do it without you.
Don’t miss our Annual Breakfast
Our 2016 Annual Breakfast to support the LEV Foundation will be held Thursday, March 31, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
Join us for an inspirational conversation about how we can match our kids’ interests and skills with the needs of today’s workforce with Mike Sotelo, founder of Consolidar and co-founder of the Combined Ethnic Chamber, Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President of Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and Will Sarrett, Director of NewTech Skill Center in Spokane, moderated by Colleen McAleer, President of the Washington Business Alliance. Learn more
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 March: Darcelina Soloria.
Read about Darcelina’s work advocating for public education — especially what public charter schools can do for our kids — and learn about her personal journey. Read more
Last night, the House voted 58-39 to pass Senate Bill 6194, a long-term solution to keep public charter schools open. The bill is off to the Senate for concurrence and then to Governor Inslee’s desk. Here are the legislators who voted yes, in case you would like to thank them. See the list
Find out the latest on McCleary, public charter schools, the supplemental budget, opportunity gap closure, and which proposals are alive and which are dead.
Jene Jones, League of Education Voters Government Relations, answered your questions on what we can do to help our goals this session reach the finish line. We were also joined by Senators Mark Mullet (D-5) and Ann Rivers (R-18). Moderated by our State Field Director, Kelly Munn. Watch the archived recording
March 31, 2016 | 2016 Annual Breakfast, Sheraton Hotel, Seattle