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Education: Girl Taking Notes 

Providing every child with a high-quality education is among our most important responsibilities as a community. Educational attainment is perhaps the most powerful factor in determining whether children will reach their full potential as healthy, self-sufficient adults.

 

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Involve families and communities in ensuring student success
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Teach lifeskills for success in life, college and career
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Child Care Resources »Founded in 1990, Child Care Resources (CCR) is committed to school readiness, community stability and equity for children by building a quality child care system.
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Kent Youth and Family Services »KYFS provides early childhood education, mental health and chemical dependency clinical services, after school youth development, housing for homeless young adult mothers, and youth work training services.
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Post-Prison Education Program »The goal of the Post-Prison Education Program is to dramatically reduce recidivism by harnessing the power of education.
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Success Story
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.
Stay Informed:

A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep
A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
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.
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.
Reclaiming Students
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.

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