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Paying for CollegeThe Puget Sound College and Career Network (PSCCN) website relaunched this week. At our new website, you can find expanded college and career readiness information and resources, including the new PSCCN financial aid toolkit. The financial aid toolkit is an online resource that features promotional materials, financial aid educational resources, and other practitioner information to support students and families with the financial aid application process. It was designed and developed throughout 2016-17 with student, partner, and educator feedback. The website and toolkit will continue to take shape over the next few weeks.Are you considering reconnecting with education? We help young people ages 16-24, who have not graduated from high school get connected to education and employment opportunities.
State Learning Standards and TestingWe wanted to make you aware of one of the newest parent handout on Washington’s K-12 learning standards and assessments. It’s translated into 16 languages and can be found at Ready WA Translated Resources.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Parents and School
Please see resources below from the Family Equality Council. They have created a guide for educators to create more inclusive schools for youth with LGBTQ parents.Creating LGBTQ and Gender Inclusive SchoolsGROWING UP TRANS- Documentary
LGBTQ Students and College AffordabilityChoosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. A whopping 13.4% of LGBTQ high school students who report frequent verbal harassment plan on not attending college, and 20% of all currently enrolled college students report fearing for their physical safety due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. In response, many universities are taking steps to fight back for their most vulnerable students, but understanding what to look for in a school is still difficult, which is why AffordableColleges.com created a guide to college for LGBTQ students. -AffordableColleges.com
Research to Read - Abstracts and links to complete research reports: “Literacy Challenges and Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities in Social Studies and History” and “Early Foundations for Mathematics Learning and their Relations to Learning DisabilitiesEquity vs. Equality...what it means in our public school system.Click Here: http://edglossary.org/equity/Parent Tool KitAs we prepare for the upcoming school year, here is a link to a Parent Tool Kit! This kit is full of resources to help parents support student success!Family Engagement Policy
The Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships, developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education senior lecturer Karen Mapp and doctoral student Paul Kuttner, presents a new framework for designing school-family engagement initiatives around the success of students. According to the Department of Education, the framework provides a process for schools and district staff to effectively engage parents and, in turn, for parents to engage with schools.
Washington State PTA Resources for FamiliesWant to know more about Common Core? There's an APP for that!
View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! A great reference for students, parents, and teachers to easily read and understand the core standards. Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12. Math standards include both traditional and integrated pathways (as outlined in Appendix A of the common core) and synthesizes Language Arts standards with the Corresponding College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR's).
To access information on downloading the APP, click below:Smarter Balance Resources for Parents --Spanish