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February 2, 2018

Scholarship Information for Graduating Seniors

There are many scholarship opportunities available for graduating seniors in addition to the WSPTA scholarship. Information about the WSPTA application can be found by clicking here including the link to the online application form. OSPI has released information on a number of options and we have provided their websites listed below. Make sure you review…
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Category: Education

February 2, 2018

Call to Action: School Construction and Class Size Reduction

Dear Washington State PTA member, WSPTA recognizes that students deserve to learn in modern, safe school facilities. Most school districts do not have sufficient building capacity to meet the needs of state-mandated reduced class sizes and high school requirements, and often use portables lacking adequate bathroom and lunchroom facilities. Current funding is insufficient for districts…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

February 1, 2018

Call to Action: Support Legislation that Ensures Post-Secondary Success for all Students

Dear Washington State PTA member, WSPTA recognizes that every student deserves a path to success. About 70% of all new jobs in Washington will require some kind of post-secondary certificate or degree, but we need to expand access and affordability for students. We can also start the commitment during high school, by supporting career-connected learning,…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 31, 2018

Call to Action: Support HB 1377

Dear Washington State PTA member, Inclusion of social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices at schools has been demonstrated to lead to better outcomes for students, and it is WSPTA’s top legislative priority during this legislative session. Social emotional skills complement cognitive skills and are associated with increased academic achievement, higher income, better health, and social…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative



January 30, 2018

WSPTA Testifies on HB 2927

House Education Committee members heard from Washington State PTA’s Sebrena Burr on HB 2927, concerning highly capable students at a hearing Monday, January 29. Announced as a 15-minute hearing, the testimony stretched into nearly 30 minutes as speaker after speaker expressed why it was important to pass this bill this session. Update: On February 2,…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative