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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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Increase support for high-quality public schools
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OneWorld Now! »Oneworld Now! is a nationally recognized after school global leadership program for underserved high school youth in Seattle, Washington.
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Para Los Niños »Para Los Niños is a small grassroots community organization committed to its mission of fostering academic success for every Latino student through parent and community involvement.
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School's Out Washington »School's Out Washington (SOWA) is a statewide intermediary organization serving the field of afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs throughout Washington state
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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.
31% of English Language Learners in King County’s Roadmap Region (SE/SW Seattle, South King County) met the 3rd grade reading standard (compared to 29% statewide).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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