Please join the ESN Coalition at our next meeting, Tuesday, June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Avenue South in Seattle between South Hill and South Walker Streets).
The agenda includes a speaker, updates on the legislative session and the A+ Washington plan, welcoming new Steering Committee members, information about the $15,000 outreach sub-grants, and socializing.
Please email Kim Martinez (Kim@partnership4learning.org ) to RSVP or if you have questions.
The current Steering Committee – comprised of the League of Education Voters, Partnership for Learning, Stand for Children, Washington – is re-opening this Request for Proposal (RFP) process to award two, 18-month grants of up to $80,000. These grants are intended to enable recipient organizations to operate as full partners on the ESN steering committee as we mobilize our work on the priorities, educate grassroots and grasstops activists about the policy plan, and recruit additional organizations to the coalition. The application deadline is May 17th, 2013.
Read more here.
Last summer, Excellent Schools Now set three priorities for the 2013 Legislative Session. In this update, we provide an overview of policy bills related to our priorities. In the coming weeks, both the Senate and House will introduce budgets, and at that time will provide an update on how these budgets reflect our fiscal priorities.
Click here to continue reading ESN’s policy updates for March 15th.
Today, Excellent Schools Now shared its annual polling data at the Annual Legislative Luncheon “Aligning education funding to outcomes, achievement, and accountability” in Olympia. Read more about it here.
The Excellent Schools Now Coalition has put forward its policy priorities for the 2013 legislative session with a focus on the need to provide all students with an education that prepares them for college and career. Read ESN’s policy priorities and media release announcing the priorities.
Now—more than ever before—we can give every student in Washington State the opportunity to reach their full potential. Excellent Schools Now is a coalition of education, business and community-based organizations in Washington State working to achieve meaningful education reform that increases student achievement, closes the achievement gap and prepares students to be college and career-ready.
Learn more about us and our members.