Two of the Graduate Tacoma Advocacy Network’s 2021 policy priorities officially passed out of both the House of Representatives and the State Senate – meaning they now head to Governor Inslee’s office to sign into law.
Tacoma is allocated to receive $63 million from the American Rescue Plan to support the community with relief from the pandemic.
Join our partners at Project Child Success and Washington Communities for Children in highlighting the need for increased investments in early learning across the state
With all students opted into the College Bound Scholarship, we are relieving an unnecessary burden for many of our school staff, students, and families. SB-5321 has the potential to support communities across the state to increase their college-going culture and college enrollment rates.
The policy cutoff date is only one week away! This means that any bills that haven’t passed out of their policy committee will not move forward this session.
We call on our partners, friends, and advocates to join our collective voices during the month of February to build a Tacoma that justly serves our students.
The Fair Start of Kids Act would make early learning – including childcare, preschool, and programs for infants and toddlers – more affordable and accessible for families and more sustainable for providers, who are typically women of color.
Gov. Inslee is calling for education related programs to be maintained – a noticeable divergence from last year’s conversation around program budget cuts. Legislators also introduced The Fair Start for Kids Act addressing the child care crisis.
All meetings, hearings, and testimonies for the 2021 legislative session will be happen virtually. This provides constitutes with more access and opportunity to be heard by their elected officials than ever before. Whether it’s tracking a bill or testifying in front of a committee, we’ve compiled a list of resources to keep you connected and engaged during this unprecedented session.
Foundation for Tacoma Students board member Grant Hosford testified in front of the Senate committee in favor of a bill regarding the development of comprehensive school counseling programs. As a retired principal and counselor, Grant has witnessed firsthand the impact that school counselors have on the social, emotional, and educational success of youth.