2016-18 Legislative Platform

October 25, 2017

State Assistant Attorney General asks Supreme Court to End McCleary Case

Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, In oral arguments before the Supreme Court on October 24, 2017, state Assistant Attorney General Alan Copsey asked the Court to find that the state is in compliance with amply funding education and to close the case. In the event the Court was concerned about the two-biennium…
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Category: Advocacy , Education , Legislative

October 24, 2017

2017 WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap

Delegates from across the state gathered for inspiration, advocacy education, networking, and to consider the addition of new positions to the policy platform, as Washington State PTA held its 39th annual Legislative Assembly, October 20-21. Some highlights of the WSPTA Legislative Assembly included an insightful and detailed update on the 2017 legislative session from WSPTA…
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Category: Advocacy , Events

November 10, 2016

Social Emotional Benchmarks Report

Washington State PTA has worked on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as a top legislative priority for several years*.¬†During the 2015-17 biennium, SEL has been a top five priority.¬†In June of 2015, the Legislature provided funding for a workgroup to develop Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks (SELB) for K-12 education based on the foundational work done in…
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Category: Advocacy