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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
20% of K-12 students in King County’s Roadmap Region (SE/SW Seattle, South King County) switched schools within the last year.
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:

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.
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.
One Region's Cradle-to-College Approach
The year-old Community Center for Education Results has galvanized hundreds of key civic players to build a road map toward improving education, cradle to college, in South King County.
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.
Human Capital in Seattle Public Schools
This analysis reviews the Seattle Public Schools’ teacher policies linked most directly to teacher effectiveness.

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