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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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Bike Works »Bike Works empowers youth and builds community. Bike Works provides innovative and effective programs to young people in the Seattle area.
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Alliance for Education »The Alliance for Education is an independent, non-profit organization that brings together parents, teachers and members of the community who are dedicated to identifying academic issues and supporting new learning programs for Seattle children.
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Sound Child Care Solutions »Sound Child Care Solutions' mission is to educate children for life by deeply integrating child-centered, high quality, anti-biased, early childhood education with excellent business practices.
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Coaching-to-College Pairs Foster Children with Volunteer Mentors
Treehouse for Kids offers Coaching-to-College, a program pairing foster children with volunteer mentors to help them identify, pursue and achieve their educational goals. Working with their mentor, they discuss college options and even tour campuses together. This kind of support and mentoring is essential to help foster children learn about and access higher education.
Stay Informed:

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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids Count Data Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center provides more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety and risk factors.

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