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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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Kindering Center »Kindering Center targets children ages 0-3 whose development is affected by biological disabilities or environmental factors that impact an array of skill areas including cognitive, motor, communication, feeding, and behavior.
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Wilderness Awareness School »Wilderness Awareness School connects kids and adults with nature, community and self, through transformational Nature Connection programs — training and inspiring the next generation of Nature Connection mentors, environmental stewards and leaders.
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YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties »The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
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Investment Initiatives Support Academic Success of Seattle Public Schools' Children
The Alliance for Education seeks to help children in Seattle Public Schools achieve academic success. The organization does this through investment initiatives related to college readiness, community engagement, school board and staff development, and data assessment.
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The Road Map Project 2013 Results Report
The Road Map Project's Results Report is the Road Map Project’s annual report card. It presents the most recent data on the project’s Indicators of Student Success and, where possible, shows trends and results relative to baselines and targets.
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.
With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
Based on a national survey of young adults, this research dispels some common myths about why so many students do not graduate and details what kinds of changes might make a difference.
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 Benchmarking 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.

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