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Every child deserves high-quality public schools in his or her neighborhood. These schools promote a culture in which teachers and principals are supported and motivated to help at-risk students achieve, and in which parents and other community members are active, informed participants in school improvement work.

 

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tactics for giving to support high-quality public schools
  • Support community engagement, advocacy, and parent-leadership focused on school improvement, particularly in low-income communities 
  • Support innovative teacher training programs that effectively address the needs of struggling students and low-performing schools 
  • Support research that drives the adoption of best practices in teaching and school leadership
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
Success Story
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.
Stay Informed:

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.
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.
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.
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.
A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep
A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.

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