Summer Learning Day Stresses Importance of Time Away From School

It’s Summer Learning Day, a recognition of the importance of education, even in the months when kids are away from school. Groups across Washington state are dedicated to preventing the “summer slide” that can leave kids behind when the next academic year starts. Heather Powell, C-E-O of the Boys and…


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OSPI Asking Input on State Education Budget

From a press release – Today, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) released a survey that asks the public to determine how important they find additional public K-12 education investments. “This will be OSPI’s first biennial budget request since I took office,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “It’s…


Civics Education Summit Being Held in Seattle

With the constant flow of political news in our daily lives, civics education is as important as it has ever been for young people. In Washington state, groups and politicians are pushing for more of it – in and out of the classroom. The Council on Public Legal Education is…


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Education First Bill Falls

A bill to pass an education budget before other state budgets failed to pass the Washington State House. Republican Matt Shea says this bill is critical to move forward in the age of McCleary. “I think it is in our ability to make this truly the priority and make these…


Applications for Stronger Schools Grant Now Open

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has opened up applications for their third annual Stronger Schools Grant. Director of Community Philanthropy Denise Sorom says the grant is focused on serving public schools in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties. “They are to support any experience that might enhance a student’s…


ECEAP Program Producing Results

The Washington State Department of Early Learning released the results of their Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, or ECEAP from last school year. Communications Manager Stephanie Liden said for at-risk kids, it’s particularly beneficial. “These kids are behind and then we find after a year that they’re either right…