Letter to the legislature: Restore dual credit funding


On April 8, 2021, the members of the High School Success Coalition sent the following letter to the legislature. You can view the PDF version here.Chair Rolfes, Chair Wellman, Chair Randall, and members of the Senate Ways & Means,Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education, and Senate Higher Education & WorkforceDevelopment committees,We are writing to ask […]

What we’re doing in 2021: Legislative Priorities


During the 2021 legislative session, the eight members of the High School Success Coalition will be advocating together in support of policies that will support every student on their path to graduation and pursuing their dreams.—The High School Success Coalition advocates for proven policies that are grounded in racial equity and support every student on […]

Letter to the State Board: Students deserve access to instruction, not a lower bar for success.


Due to our collective concern about proposed rules and legislative priorities being considered by the State Board of Education, the High School Success Coalition submitted the below letter (PDF available here) on July 7, 2020 and provided public comment during the State Board’s online meeting on July 8 and 9. Below is the full text […]

COVID-19: What education advocates are doing


As a member of the High School Success Coalition, we know you care about what happens to students during this uncertain time.Although school buildings are closed in Washington, there is an entire community of educators, administrators, and nonprofits hard at work shifting gears to address student needs in the current environment. As our member organizations adjust, […]

2020 Legislative Summary


Founding member of the High School Success Coalition, Stand for Children, shared their 2020 Legislative Summary on their website. This is a repost of that summary, which includes updates on the Coalition’s priorities, including increasing counselors, reducing barriers to dual credit, and supporting students on their way to high school graduation. You can see the […]

Now that school is in full swing…


Summer break is over and school is in full swing, which means the High School Success Coalition is gearing up for the 2020 legislative session, less than four months away!As a reminder, the High School Success Coalition is made up of organizations, elected officials, parents, families —and students themselves!— who are advocating for research-based policies […]