The biggest development under this priority was a nearly $126 million dollar investment in the Working Connections Child Care program. There were two other notable gains under this priority. First is a $14.6 million dollar investment in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), which is the state’s pre-kindergarten program for 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income families.
Policies should enable schools to engage with community partners to ensure access to whole-child services, educational attainment, and economic mobility.
The rate at which high school graduates in Washington State enroll in a 4-year or 2-year college program after high school has remained stuck at about 60% for the last 15 years. So what’s a policy-maker to do to address our problem of lagging rates of postsecondary enrollment?
Bills proposing to reduce the required number of credits required for high school graduation, a new state grant program to support postsecondary pathways, and more.
The Foundation for Tacoma Students invites session proposals for the second annual Charting Our Future learning conference to be held in-person on April 4-6.
With state revenues exceeding projections, and with more than $1 billion in federal COVID aid still left to allocate, there are a lot of opportunities to advocate for new cradle to career investments.
The pandemic has marshaled countless examples of organizations who are both persevering and adapting their work to address the impacts of COVID-19 on youth and young adults.
As the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement progresses into its second decade of work, the Foundation for Tacoma Students is pleased to announce that the facilitation and leadership of the Early Learning & Reading Network (ELRN) will transition to Greentrike beginning in February 2022.
Calling for community residents, parents, students, and partners to serve on the Charting Our Future conference Community Advisory Committee. This committee will help inform the overall experience and content for this year’s conference, including suggestions for speakers, sessions, and entertainment.
Learn how the Foundation for Tacoma Students is supporting the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement to advocate for equitable policy shifts that improve student outcomes, cradle to career.