It’s officially November, so we at the High School Success Coalition want to say how thankful we are for you and your advocacy for kids in Washington state. We couldn’t do it without you! As we head into the holiday season, here are a few of the 2019 milestones we’re celebrating with you:
- We passed Academic Acceleration: With your help, the High School Success Coalition passed Academic Acceleration, which automatically enrolls qualified students into dual credit courses, as part of HB 1599.
- We secured funding for Ninth Grade Success: Together we advocated for the state budget to include funding for proven strategies that help high school students graduate on time and with the support they need.
- We fought for a diploma that prepares students: During the HB 1599 rulemaking process, members of the coalition advocated for high school graduation requirements that truly prepare students for the college or career pathway of their choosing.
We’ll be in touch as we begin to wrap up a successful year and look ahead to the 2020 legislative session, which kicks off on January 13. Until then, please don’t hesitate to reach out with news from your community. Thank you so much for your support of education in Washington state!