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  • After years of complaints from colleges and employers that Washington students were graduating ill-prepared for their futures, the state adopted the Common Core State Standards, along with more...
    August 17, 2015
  • What a historic ride it has been this legislative session: 176 days, three special sessions, the longest legislative session in Washington's history, and with an additional $1.3 billion added to...
    July 13, 2015
  • When it comes to making decisions about the future of our schools, we must elect local leaders who will keep children front and center in their policy priorities.  That is why we get involved in...
    June 12, 2015

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Stand for Children Washington also works closely with coalition partners and are leading members of the following coalitions:

  • Excellent Schools Now, which includes nearly 40 education, business and community organizations working together to improve our schools in order to increase student achievement, close the achievement gap and prepare students for college and career. Excellent Schools Now propsed a 5-year plan for better schools called A+ Washington, which was released in 2011 and recieved strong support from around the state.
  • Ready Washington, which is providing parents and community members with accurate information about the Common Core, new, higher learning standards in math and English language arts so you know how your child is really doing in school.
  • Vibrant Schools Tacoma focusing on our Tacoma school district work.
  • Our Schools Coalition focusing on Seattle school district work.

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