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Involvement by parents, families and communities in children’s education supports student achievement and high-quality schools. Increased involvement leads to more motivated, resilient students, fuels higher educational aspirations and helps young people reach their full potential.
tactics for giving to support student achievement
Support immigrant and low-income parents and communities in navigating the school system and building the knowledge—including leadership skills—to help English-Language Learners (ELL) and other low-income students succeed
Support early learning programs aligned with state and local kindergarten-readiness and P-3 work
Support greater collaboration between schools and informal STEM education providers in order to boost student interest and achievement in STEM fields
to organizations and initiatives that are successfully making a difference in supporting student achievement
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Give broadly to Education
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Basic Computer Classes Help Low-income Parents Manage Their Children's Education
New Futures provides a broad range of services for children and families in four low-income apartment complexes in South King County. Ninety percent of the families served by New Futures don’t have computers at home, and even more of them are recent immigrants or refugees who struggle with language barriers. For these parents, getting involved in their children’s education is a daunting notion. To encourage the use of computers as a tool for managing their children’s education—for emailing teachers, learning about school events and even monitoring grades and attendance—New Futures offers basic computer classes for parents. The organization also brings school representatives in to meet with parents and provides family advocates who accompany parents to school meetings and help them contact teachers as needed.
This report focuses on the impact of state laws, state regulations, and school district policies and practices that remove students from school and prevent them from accessing educational services due to behavior or violations of school codes of conduct.
For Each and Every Child
The Equity and Excellence Commission's charge was to provide advice to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education on the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and to recommend ways in which federal and state policies could address such disparities.
Trends in Education Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Education (GFE) introduced its annual
survey in 2008 to gauge the state of education philanthropy and to learn from its members how the field was evolving. Every year since 2008, they have offered a snapshot of trends, emerging issues and challenges funders saw on the horizon. The latest report in this series was published in 2012.
School Reports and District Scorecards
Seattle Public Schools provides detailed information on how each school, and the district overall, is performing. These reports also explain what the district is doing to increase academic achievement and close the achievement gap in each school and across the district.
A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond
Washington state policymakers must come up with billions in more funding over the next few years to comply with the State Supreme Court’s decision in McCleary v. State, which mandated a significant boost in K-12 school funding.
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