New 'Follow the Money' Webinar & Poverty as a Factor in K-12 Funding Memo
Last year there were several presentations and learning sessions about the
Road Map Project Follow the Money analysis, which was contracted by Road Map Project partner organizations, with the support of an Aligned Funders' Rapid Resource Fund Grant, and produced by Third Sector Intelligence.
Due to the popularity of those sessions, we have created a
15-minute webinar with a simplified version of the original presentation, intended to provide the basics of understanding education funding in Washington State and the challenges we are facing.
In addition to the webinar, we recently released the 'Poverty as a Factor in K-12 Funding' memo, which expands upon how the state does - or doesn't - factor in how poverty could impact budget needs for schools and districts. CCER's Executive Director Mary Jean Ryan
wrote a blog explaining why we dove into this topic and why considering poverty in budget decisions matters for education funding.
K-12 Undocumented Student Protection Coalition: The K-12 Coalition to Protect Undocumented Students is made up of immigrant, education, and undocumented rights leaders from youth serving organizations based in King County. The Coalition has put together a Starter-Ally Toolkit, a community resource for anyone who supports undocumented King County K-12 students and families.
Kindergarten Registration: If a child will be 5 by August 31, it's time for families to get them registered for Kindergarten! Registering early can make sure families have access to summertime supports and the opportunity to meet teachers and staff. Visit the KRegNow website to learn more about the efforts to get children registered early!