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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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Pike Market Child Care & Preschool »Securing high quality child care is an emotional and financial challenge for any parent. For a family earning a low income the challenge can be insurmountable. Our program provides service to children aged 18 months to 5 years on a sliding scale.
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Chess Mates Foundation »Chess Mates Foundation was created in 1989 and incorporated in 1992 as a non-profit community oriented organization dedicated to after-school education of primary and secondary public school students.
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Girl Scouts of Western Washington »Girl Scouts allows girls to discover their own style of leadership by giving them access to life-changing experiences that inspire them to do something big.
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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.
Approximately 45 percent of the nation’s public high school graduates will be non-White by 2019-20, reflecting increases in Hispanic (41 percent) and Asian/Pacific Islander (30 percent) graduates.
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Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners
This report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research outlines a new framework for understanding how non-cognitive factors influence the behaviors that drive academic performance among middle and high school students.
Lessons from SEED, a National Demonstration of Child Development Accounts
A nationwide system of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) established as early as birth can lead to lifelong savings, raise college expectations and affordability, and serve as a basis for more stable and productive financial lives for American families, according to this report.
A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep
A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.
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.
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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