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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:

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.
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.
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 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.
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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