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It's Summer Learning Week!

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of July 10th as Summer Learning Week across Washington State. This is the third year Governor Inslee has lent his support to this celebration of high quality summer programming, highlighting the need for engaging and fun programs across Washington State that are accessible to all of Washington’s children and youth.

National Summer Learning Day is an opportunity to showcase your summer program and help spread awareness and enthusiasm around summer learning.This year, Washington is expanding to a week-long celebration of all things summer to show strong support for summer programming.  

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2017 State Legislative Session Update: Many Good Things for ELOs

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation

The 2017 state legislative session is finally almost over with the Legislature tackling the final task of passing the Capitol Budget. One major hurdle was met in the early morning hours last Saturday with the passage of the biennial Operating Budget and the K12 Funding/McCleary Plan, both officially signed by Governor Inslee.  Included in the final budget were many bright spots for expanded learning opportunities afterschool and in the summer.  This will help in our collective efforts to build momentum for the Sparkwind Movement and increasing equitable access for more children and youth to high-quality programs!

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