by Elizabeth Turnbull
On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bruce Harrell and other City leaders announced the expansion of the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP) and the start of the 2022–2023 application period.
“Today’s a great day … Educating these kids looks like what you see here with Susan and her staff, making sure these kids have an opportunity to succeed,” Harrell said, referring to Susan Yang, the executive director of the Denise Louie Education Center, an organization that provides early-learning services to nearly 1,000 children.
Continue reading Application Period Opens for Newly Expanded, Affordable Seattle Preschool Program
by Elizabeth Whitford, CEO of School’s Out Washington, Jessica Werner, Executive Director of Youth Development Executives of King County, Erin Okuno, Executive Director of Southeast Seattle Education Coalition
It is an exciting time for children, youth, and families in Seattle. The future holds promise with a new superintendent, city government and the school district working more closely together, and community support for critical educational programs. However, Seattle Public Schools still faces many challenges in its commitment to closing opportunity gaps and ensuring excellence in education for every student.
Continue reading Opinion: Say Yes to City of Seattle Proposition 1, Renewing Our Commitment to Seattle’s Kids