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 […]

Washington adopts first-in-nation law


First-in-Nation Law to Reduce Barriers to Advanced Classes for All Students Adopted In Washington State Families Commend Legislature, Inslee for Historic Bill That Expands Equity in High School Dual Credit, Advanced Placement Legislation Championed by Stand for Children – Washington Olympia, WA— Washington State is now the first state in the country to adopt an […]

What we’ve accomplished together


The 2019 legislative budget-writing session has ended without going into special session for the first time in a decade, and we’re thrilled to report several successes on behalf of students. Now that the dust has settled, here’s where our policy priorities stand: — DUAL-CREDIT EQUITY GOAL: Establish the expectation of an Academic Acceleration policy in […]