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January 29, 2021

WSPTA Testifies on SB 5128, a transportation funding fix

WSPTA member Heidi Bennett spoke on SB 5128, a transportation funding fix, in the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 28. Bennett thanked lawmakers but encouraged them to keep districts as whole as possible, because districts incurred costs bringing school to students when students couldn’t come to them or, for districts that have been…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

January 29, 2021

WSPTA Weighs in on Broadband Bill

Washington State PTA members adopted a position last fall to close the digital divide. Hear members Nancy Chamberlain and Tori Emerson speak in favor of a bill that would expand broadband access across the state by extending retail sales authority to public entities like cities and PUDs. Listen to Nancy and Tori’s testimony here, given…
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Category: Advocacy , Legislative

October 21, 2020

Governor Supports National Media Literacy Week

Governor Jay Inslee has issued a proclamation in support of National Media Literacy Week, October 26 – 30. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week, the 6th annual U.S. Media Literacy Week, is hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The mission is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its…
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